Wynne Lab

Posted 20 June 2024 03:20 PM

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June 20, 2024

I recently had a chance to visit the Archibald/Wynne/Sulman and as always was mighitly impressed with the hang. The AGNSW really puts on a good show. One thing I noticed had changed from previous years - the picture labels now included prior exhibition history with the Archibald. They weren't consistent in providing this information, or explicit. They just wove mention of it into the narrative, which is fine. But I'm able to give an explicit count in the table below.

The number of artists who have been selected two or more times in the Wynne is 38.8% - somewhat lower than for the Archibald.

We're going to do two things here - first let's compile a list of the 2024 finalists and see how many times they have been selected in the Wynne Prize. And then we'll take a look at the top multi-finalists for all time. In both instances I've let the nerds in the lab go over the numbers so let's hope they got it right.

Starting with the percentage of finalists that have been in a prior finalist exhibition for the Wynne:

2023 Total Finalists: 41 Re-Entries: 20 Re-Entry Rate: Approximately 48.8%

2024 Total Finalists: 40 Re-Entries: 14 Re-Entry Rate: Approximately 35%

The overall figure for all years the years (we don't go back beyond 1990)  is 38.8%.

2024 Finalists

Artist

Year

Previous Entries Count

Previous Years

Billy Bain

2024

2

2023, 2024

Natasha Bieniek

2024

4

2020, 2019, 2015, 2024

Leon Russell (Cameron) Black

2024

1

2024

Polly Borland

2024

1

2024

Armando Chant

2024

1

2024

Matthew Clarke

2024

2

2023, 2024

George Cooley

2024

1

2024

Sean Cordeiro

2024

1

2024

Craig Elliott

2024

1

2024

Nic Fern

2024

1

2024

Zaachariaha Fielding

2024

2

2023, 2024

Robert Fielding

2024

1

2024

Juan Ford

2024

5

2022, 2020, 2012, 2010, 2024

Julia Gutman

2024

1

2024

Claire Healy

2024

1

2024

Sophia Hewson

2024

1

2024

Simon Hogan

2024

1

2024

Timo Hogan

2024

1

2024

Janet Koongotema

2024

2

2023, 2024

Muna Kulyuru

2024

1

2024

Noel McKenna

2024

11

2023, 2022, 2021, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2010, 2005, 1997, 1990, 2024

Juanita McLauchlan

2024

1

2024

Barayuwa Munungurr

2024

1

2024

Vincent Namatjira

2024

1

2024

Sassy Park

2024

1

2024

Thea Anamara Perkins

2024

2

2022, 2024

Jason Phu

2024

2

2023, 2024

Jude Rae

2024

2

2022, 2024

Adrian Robertson

2024

1

2024

Joan Ross

2024

2

2023, 2024

Luke Sciberras

2024

5

2021, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2024

EJ Son

2024

1

2024

Rene Sundown

2024

1

2024

Robyn Anne Sweaney

2024

5

2023, 2019, 2017, 2011, 2024

Bobby West Tjupurrula

2024

1

2024

John West Tjupurrula

2024

1

2024

Tiger Yaltangki

2024

1

2024

Frank Young

2024

1

2024

Christopher Zanko

2024

2

2019, 2024

Louise Zhang

2024

1

2024

All time multi-finalists

By Martin Shub

July 2024