Julianne Ross Allcorn – Finalist in both the Archibald and Wynne 2021
The amazingly talented and gifted Julianne Ross Allcorn has done it again! PNGAA heartily congratulates Juli on being awarded a double finalist with the Archibald and Wynne Prizes in 2021 with her works titled ‘I listen and they tell me the bush news’ and ‘Thesaurium insula (treasured island)’. This is an enormous and well deserved achievement.
Juli’s inspiration is the flora and fauna of the Lower Hunter region in NSW.
Juli has said:
‘Working in watercolour and pencil on wooden panels is my preferred medium. I am constantly inspired by the way German expressionist painter Gabriele Munter used colour. If the viewer can be taken into my world through my artwork, then they will hear and see what I feel.‘
Referring to her painting in the Wynne Prize 2021 Juli says:
‘My painting is a visual story; a map of Australia’s flora and fauna. The Red Centre is shown with the flower of the boab tree and the red Gymea lily. The koalas turn their backs and gaze over dancing brolgas. For the east coast there are kookaburras and frogs, and a platypus for Tasmania. Zebra seahorses and coral represent the west coast. There are billabongs and kingfishers, while coloured cockatoos soar above, squawking news of the bush to all who will listen, even the crocodile.’
Juli was the PNGAA Events Coordinator for many, many years and PNGAA is delighted and excited to see her art shining.