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Image: 2022 Finalist Leon Holmes, “Patterns and Poles”

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 2022, 9×5 Landscape Prize


Artworks are available for sale from the opening of the show on Thursday 8 December.  Works can be purchased online until Friday 16 December 2022.

We thank Judges Annabel Butler and Sam Dickerson for selecting this year’s finalists and winners from over 630 entries.  We greatly appreciate all of the 2022 entries and hope to see you at the show which runs from Friday 9 – Sunday 11 December.  The show is open daily from 10.00 – 3.00pm

Proudly supported by Waverley Council and Derivan.


2022 Prizes are non-acquisitive and include:

  • First Prize – $1500
  • Second Prize – $750
  • Highly Commended Award – Derivan art materials valued at $200

Important Dates

  • Finalists announced: Friday 11 November
  • Winners announced: Thursday 8 December
  • Exhibition: Friday 9 – Sunday 11 December


Annabel Butler holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hons (Painting) from the National Art School and has won scholarships to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London and the New York Studio School.

She has been awarded artist residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, the Bundanon Studios, NSW, and the Vermont Studio Center, USA. Annabel has won the 9×5 Landscape Prize, the Glebe Open Art Prize (twice), and the Waverley Art Prize for Oil Painting. She has been a regular finalist in numerous other competitions, including the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the Calleen Art Award and the Mosman and Paddington art prizes.

A practising artist for over 20 years, Annabel has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas and is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney. Her work is held in the Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney, as well as corporate and private collections throughout Australia, the USA, UK and Europe.

Sam Dickerson has been the director of Dickerson Gallery on Queen Street in Woollahra for the past 30 years.

Sam has become an established figure in the local arts community and has been a judge of the WWAS 9×5 Landscape Prize twice since its inception seven years ago.

Dickerson Gallery Sydney represents a selected group of emerging Australian artists, collectable young and mid-career artists as well as notable senior Australian artists. This includes consultation on collections, valuations for insurance, sales advice and corporate collection consultation, working in with significant cultural institutions and exhibition programs.

Judges Comments

The Judges thoroughly enjoyed selecting the finalists for this year’s 9×5 Landscape Prize, which is in its seventh year.

There was an incredibly diverse representation of the landscape in its many forms, which made narrowing it down to one winner no easy task. The judges agreed that they wanted the work to offer something unique in the depiction of landscape.

First Prize: Elena Larkin
They were unanimous in their selection of Rainy Ride to the Mountain for the sense of spontaneity and atmosphere. Reminiscent of the plein air paintings of Clarice Beckett (with less formality) the judges were impressed by the immediacy and speed of paint application.

Second Prize: Lynne Johns
The judges selected Coomaditchy Lagoon at Noon for its arresting and bold use of colour. There is an underlying complexity to its simplicity. They were also drawn to the very interesting use of texture and mark-making and strong composition.

Highly Commended: Marnie Ross
The judges kept returning to the unique vision of this artist’s striking minimalist distillation of the landscape depicted in Sage Morning Views 2022.