Evert Ploeg, Australia, Deborah Mailman Oil on canvas. Another work that is impossible to appreciate as in real life. The smooth buildup of skin texture and colour contrasting with the rough burlap background is strikingly rendered
Portrait of Australian actor Heath Ledger in December just weeks before Ledger died in New York in January by Vincent Fantauzzo, RMIT University Master of Fine Art graduate. Vincent was awarded the 2008 Archibald prize for his work.
Winner: Archibald Prize 2008 Del Kathryn Barton Title You are what is most beautiful about me, a self portrait with Kell and Arella Medium synthetic polymer paint, watercolour, gouache and pen on polyester canvas