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Lennox artist in Archibald running

Lennox Head artist and Archibald Prize entrant Angus McDonald.
Lennox Head artist and Archibald Prize entrant Angus McDonald.

AT noon on Friday, Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald will be standing in the Art Gallery of NSW waiting to hear if he has won the Archibald Prize for portraiture.

Announced as a finalist last week, Mr McDonald said he did not expect to win but thought it wonderful having his painting hung in the gallery.

“There are so many great artists represented, it's exciting to have my work amongst them,” he said.

Mr McDonald said this was the first time he had entered the competition and did it after his girlfriend, Zoe MacDonnell, asked if she could sit for him.

“I am really happy with the picture,” he said.

“And Zoe is even more excited than me because, as an artist herself, she did not think she would be hanging in the Art Gallery of NSW for years.”

Mr McDonald said he had been an artist for most of his life, studying art at Sydney's Julian Ashton Art School for three years and winning a Brett Whiteley Art Scholarship.

In 1999 he moved to Italy to study art at the Florence Academy of Art.

For many years he lived and worked on an island in the Mediterranean, sending his pictures to art galleries in London, Tokyo and Sydney to be put up for sale.

On returning to Australia in 2001, he moved to the Northern Rivers.

“If I find a good subject I will be entering the Archibald again next year.”



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