‘Painting 262 (Beechwood Parade)’ has been selected as a finalist for the Sulman Prize 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
My family moved to Cherrybrook in 1982. Cherrybrook then was mostly virgin bushland and grass paddocks with a few scattered houses. During the 80’s houses were being built there every day. Like most other suburbs, many of these new houses looked the same – often being only a slight variation on the house across the road. Growing up in suburbia, the relentless repetition inevitably became a comforting familiarity. This particular house on Beechwood Parade was one of the first to be built in Cherrybrook. It use to belong to our good friends, the Fishers. We spent much of our time there as kids.Alan Jones
The Sulman Prize 2019 guest judge is artist Fiona Lowry.
11 May – 8 September 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road
The Domain, 2000
Link to: Art Gallery of New South Wales