Thursday, November 3, 2011

CLIFTON MACK WINNER OF RBS EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2011!

On the 31st of October, 2011, Clifton Mack won the 2011 Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award for his acrylic on canvas Jarman Island Sunset III. Mack received a $10,000 cash prize, a round-the-world airline ticket and also a place in an international development program.

Macks work uses a Pilbara sytle to render a coastal environment in warm, natural colours. It's one of a number of recent works that depict the Jarman Island Lighthouse. Mack’s choice of subject matter reflects both his ties to the local community and the area’s colonial history – the lighthouse is a symbol of navigation and trade, but also of strategic mapping and ownership. 

Clifton Mack, Jarman Island Sunset III, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 122 cm.

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