Article: Congratulations - Our Sam Leach wins Archibald Prize
Artinfo commentator Sam Leach has won the 2010 Archibald Prize. We congratulate Sam for his portrait of Tim Minchin. The prestigious if somewhat notorious prize is a hot contested portrait prize and to win with such a field of fine artists is a major achievement. Good stuff Sam!
By David O'Halloran
David O'Halloran is an Australian visual art curator of 25 years experience working with some of the country's most important visual arts organisations including the Biennale of Sydney, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, and the Adelaide Festival. For the Glen Eira City Council Gallery he has curated important exhibitions that surveyed the work of significant Australian artists, including Elizabeth Gower, John Dunkley-Smith, Jon Campbell, Jan Murray, Stieg Persson and Victor Mazjner. David O'Halloran fondly remembers a maxim drummed into students at art school - "you can be so open minded your brains fall out".