3 Aug 2016

Major prize for combining art and sport

From Upbeat, 1:05 pm on 3 August 2016

New Zealand artist Richard Lewer, based in Melbourne, has won the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for his work The Theatre of Sports (2016) which draws on his passion for art and sport. The 12 painting series captures the moment of defeat for professional athletes and the emotions tied up with it: frustration, devastation, distress and disbelief, along with the strength and discipline to continue to strive for excellence.