We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Winner: Pring Prize 2015

Viola Dominello On the river

watercolour on Moleskine diary

14 x 220 cm

The almighty Hawkesbury River is never the same place and it holds its secret life close to its edge. I carry this unfolding world about with me in my sketchbooks, painting the landscape in thin liquid washes en plein air in a tinny, from Wisemans Ferry to Marra Creek or Berowra Waters. The work is relatively undeveloped like the landscape – and I hope it stays that way.

- Viola Dominello, 2015