Paspaley x The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Paspaley x The Art Gallery of New South Wales

In celebration of June, the Month of the Pearl, Paspaley proudly partnered with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, co-hosting two events including an evening of Pearls and the Baroque era.

The first Fearless event celebrated Women in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022, where the Art Gallery’s senior curator of exhibitions Jackie Dunn led a discussion with eight-time Archibald finalist, Tsering Hannaford and The Roberts Family prize winner, Wynne finalist and Archibald sitter, Sally Scales. Together they discussed women’s representation in the prizes, the relationship between artist and sitter, and the influences that shape their own practices.

Paspaley family member Mia Bracher welcomed guests to The Luxury Syndicate’s Pearls and the Baroque era evening. Guests were taken on a guided tour of the recently refurbished Grand Courts by the Art Gallery’s senior curator of historical European art, Peter Raissis - exploring Baroque artworks of and subsequent eras featuring pearls in the Art Gallery’ collection.

The Paspaley family have a proud connection with the arts, and have invited Archibald finalist, Tsering Hannaford to join the Paspaley Artist in Residence program in the Kimberley this August.

Artworks: All photos © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Belinda Rolland.​

Header image: Archibald Prize 2022 finalist Tsering Hannaford and Roberts Family Prize 2022 winner and Wynne Prize 2022 finalist Sally Scales at Fearless event, featuring Hannaford's 'Sally Scales'.

Image 1: Fearless event in the Archibald Prize 2022 exhibition featuring Archibald finalists: Keith Burt 'Bridie Gillman', Tsering Hannaford Sally Scales.

Image 3: Paspaley family member Mia Bracher with Roberts Family Prize 2022 winner and Wynne Prize 2022 finalist Sally Scales and Archibald Prize 2022 finalist Tsering Hannaford at a Fearless event, featuring Scales’ 'Wati Tjakura.'

Image 4: Fearless event in the Archibald Prize 2022 exhibition featuring Archibald finalists (left-right:) Robert Hannaford Hirsute self-portrait, Jonathan Dalton 'Day ‘77’, Keith Burt 'Bridie Gillman', Tsering Hannaford 'Sally Scales.'

Image 5: Art Gallery’s senior curator of historical European art, Peter Raissis lead a tour at The Luxury Syndicate event, featuring William Henry Margetson 'The sea hath its pearls' 1897.

Image 8: Art Gallery’s senior curator of historical European art, Peter Raissis lead a tour at The Luxury Syndicate event, featuring Matthias Stomer 'Mucius Scaevola in the presence of Lars Porsenna' c1640.

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