Thursday, 20 May 2010
Archibald People’s Choice Prize 2010
Sydney artist, Craig Ruddy has won the 2010 Archibald People’s Choice Prize for his portrait of the Aboriginal writer/director Warwick Thornton.
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.
This is the 22nd year of the People’s Choice Prize, 23,376 people voted this year.
Archibald Prize is administered by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.