And the winner of the 2023 Perry Prize is ...
24 Feb 2023
In 2022, the College welcomes artist and former Head of Visual Arts at PLC Sydney, Keith Fyfe as our Artist-in-Residence 2022.
Born in the UK, Keith studied fine art in Carlisle and Cardiff before spending many years as a visual arts teacher.
Keith's preferred painting genre is Landscape Painting. Of his work, Keith says: 'Most of my knowledge of landscape comes from walking. I don’t often sketch plein-air as there’s an overload of stimulation that I can’t process. I prefer looking. While walking, I absorb consciously and subconsciously, and have walked in many places around the world. There’s something about landscapes that is universal and timeless and I never weary of it. It’s certain that this planet will continue even after the last person gazes on the last sunset. I never depict people consciously in my work, however, as viewers of the work, people are always present in the picture.’
Keith has been selected as a finalist for many prestigious art prizes including twice in the Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize (2013, 2018), and also in the Fleurieu (2013), Mosman Art Prize (2017,18,19), Calleen (2014,15,17,18/,19), Muswellbrook (2015), KAAF Prize (2018/2020) and Tattersalls (2013). Keith was also a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by John Wolseley.
Keith is represented by Art Atrium Gallery.