The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, December 22, 2014


Craig Ruddy's Portrait of Warwick Thornton Wins Archibald People's Choice
Craig Ruddy, The Prince of Darkness-Warwick Thornton.
SYDNEY.- Sydney artist, Craig Ruddy has won the 2010 Archibald People’s Choice Prize for his portrait of writer/director Warwick Thornton.

In 2004 Craig Ruddy was awarded both the Archibald Prize and the People’s Choice for Sydney and Melbourne exhibitions for his popular but contentious portrait of actor David Gulpilil.

This year his subject is Aboriginal writer/director Warwick Thornton. Thornton won the Camera d’Or for Best Feature Film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for Samson & Delilah. The movie – which was his first feature film – has since won six AFI Awards, including Best Film and Best Director, along with numerous other prizes.

Ruddy was inspired and motivated by Thornton’s raw, honest filmmaking after seeing Samson & Delilah. ‘Warwick’s strong social consciousness drives him to fearlessly tackle society’s darkest issues head on,’ he says. ‘In a dignified and sensitive manner he carries us deep into the belly of darkness yet holds up a lantern that leads us through to the light. His film gives a voice to a lost generation who find themselves at the end of a long dark tunnel.’

The portrait title refers to Thornton’s nickname – given him as he often films using as few lights as possible.

Born in Sydney in 1968, Ruddy studied design and fashion illustration and worked as a commercial art director before his true passion for drawing and painting emerged in 2001. He now lives and works in Sydney, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. He has had four solo exhibitions in Sydney and one in London and has been represented in various group shows. This is his third time in the Archibald Prize.

Craig Ruddy receives $2,500 and a $1,000 ANZ Visa Debit Card for winning the People’s Choice.

Each year a voter for the Archibald painting which receives the most voters is selected to win $2,500 and a $1,000 ANZ Visa Debit Card and 2 nights accommodation at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The lucky winner is Susan Bond from NSW who voted for Craig Ruddy’s painting of Warwick Thornton.

This is the 22nd year of the People’s Choice Prize, 23,376 people voted this year. Apple Yin’s portrait of Terry English was the second most popular painting.

Archibald People's Choice | Craig Ruddy | Warwick Thornton |




Today's News

May 21, 2010

Five Masterpieces Stolen in $123 Million Paris Museum of Modern Art Heist

Exhibition Set to Reveal a New Picasso for a New Time

Getty Puts on View Painting Rescued from Abruzzo Earthquake

Rare Tintin Artifacts to Go Under the Hammer at Piasa Auction House

2010 Royal Institute of British Architects Award Winners Announced

From Boston to Singapore - A New Director for the Asian Civilisations Museum

Alex Katz Presents a Major Work to the Brandhorst Foundation

Sotheby's to Sell Three of Pablo Picasso's Greatest Prints

Art Fair Tokyo Announces Takahiro Kaneshima as New Executive Director

Craig Ruddy's Portrait of Warwick Thornton Wins Archibald People's Choice

Lewis Chessmen Open Scottish Tour at National Museum of Scotland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Announces Opening of New Wing on November 20

Hammer Museum Present New Sculptural Work by Architect Greg Lynn

Mixed Media Paintings of Korean Artist Hyun Ju Park at Causey Contemporary

Images from the Khodorkovsky Trial Make U.S. Premier

Most Extensive Overview of Michael Schmidt's Work to Date at Haus der Kunst

Yael Bartana Awarded the UK's Largest Art Prize

Van Gogh Museum and Kroller-Müller Museum Organise Van Gogh Exhibition in Japan

California Attorney General Supports Claim for Art Seized in WWII

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site