The 42nd Alice Prize – 2022

Congratulations Adrian Jangala Robertson , winner of The Alice Prize

2022 Winner Family in Yalpirakinu by Adrian Jangala Robertson

Adrian Jangala Robertson joined the Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists in 2002. He is a painter who predominantly uses a restricted palette. He is a deliberate and thoughtful painter; reworking, pushing, and pulling the artwork to completion. His work consistently refers to his family and the desert mountains, ridges and trees which are part of his mother, Eunice Napangardi’s country, Yalpirakinu.

Adrian continues to push his art, experimenting with new mediums and techniques. Adrian captures his country and family members through brushwork that is loaded with energy, drama, and memories.

2022 People’s Choice Award – Asymmetrical Multipolarity Sunset by Glen Clarke 

 

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“I am looking for a succinct Art Form without the superfluous imagery and decoys of aestheticism and composition. In Zen Buddhism, an ensō (円相 , “circle” ) is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu, the void. A recent tour of the Silk Road across China allowed constant sightings and influences from numerous museum Mandalas along with regular roadside images of military hardware in waiting. I dreamt of a glorious sunset radiating with symbolism of every nation on our planet in harmony. This ethereal musing was quickly grounded, awakened by the reality of mans greed, hunger, and fascination with power.”