The Wynne Prize is Craig Handley’s 79th time as a finalist in a notable Australian art prize.
This is almost unheard of in terms of critical acclaim.
Craig Handley’s Wynne Prize Artwork – Funny hahas and bloody galahs (2018), oil on linen, 153 x 168cm
Craig Handley is a Sydney based artist renowned for his images of suburban Australian life that playfully challenge the nuance of narrative. Craig’s works are at once vibrant and subdued, busy and quiet, which is where their intrigue lies. Craig’s pieces depict a dichotomy between what is known and what is unknown, as well as what is normal and what is bizarre. The space between these places has come to be synonymous with his washed back pastel palette. Paired together these elements certify his status as a master storyteller through painting.
“Funny hahas and bloody galahs is about a collective loss, an inability to hold onto joy without the constant clicking, tapping and swiping. It’s about falling for the snake charmer’s music and the panacea of a modern medicine man’s magic all dressed up with the jingles and flashy cuts of the sale frenzy.”
Craig Handley, 2018
Piermarq is excited to present Craig Handley’s upcoming solo exhibition opening Wednesday 20 June 2018, 6 – 8pm and continuing until Saturday 14 July 2018.
Contact us on 02 9660 7799 or [email protected] to join the preview list. If last year’s sell-out show is anything to go by, make sure to join the preview list to avoid disappointment!