We warmly congratulate James Tylor on being the recipient of the $15,000 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, announced last night in Sydney.
His two prize-winning limited edition digital prints from the (Deleted Scenes) From an untouched landscape series have been acquired by the Macquarie Group Collection.
Now in its second year, ten artists from around Australia submitted work for consideration. These artists were nominated by established artists whose works are included in the Collection: Tony Clark, Nici Cumpston, Peter Gardiner, Jonathan Kimberley, Reg Mombassa, Ben Quilty, Kate Shaw, Charlie Sheard, Judy Watson and Catherine Woo.
The prize was judged by Suhanya Raffel, Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Ms Raffel said that she was impressed by the calibre and diversity of the young artists' work and notably, James Tylor's work made a visually succinct statement about our perception of the land and the void caused by the displacement of Indigenous Australian culture in the landscape.
The other 12 prints that complete the (Deleted Scenes) From an untouched landscape series formed part of Tylor's exhibition with us that closed on the weekend. The entire series can be viewed in his exhibition listing, past the measuring stick.