I have been been selected as a finalist in the Publishers Cup Cricket Art Prize
with my painting “Beach Cricket”.
Artists from all test playing nations were invited to submit a painting or composition
that depicts life in and around the game and sport of cricket, in settings of various forms
of social or local club cricket. Around 200 works of art were submitted.
The 40 finalists paintings will be hung at the Members Pavilion, Sydney Cricket Ground
from 7 Oct – 1 November. The exhibition then goes on to Queensland and Melbourne,
finally finishing at the Bradman Museum, Bowral NSW in March 2011.
The organizers say… “Our history and sense of identity are linked to cricket and our
social interactions are often complimented with some form of the game, at the beach,
in the park, in the backyard or on the cricket field. The arts reflect the emotions,
beliefs and prejudices that influence the way we think, behave and feel and cricket
in all its forms, has inspired artists & writers – past and present, most of which
romanticise, celebrate and pay tribute to the game. Painters and Poets from test playing
nations were invited to submit a painting or composition that depicts life in and around
the game in casual or social settings. Cricket and the arts bring people of all backgrounds,
socio-economic levels and nationalities together.”
Winners will be announced on the evening of October 7.