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

Winner: Trustees' Watercolour Prize 2019

Robyn Sweaney Perfect uncertainty

watercolour and gouache on paper

40.5 x 44.5 cm

Residencies, travelling to new places and revisiting past landscapes have become an extremely important element of my work. My painting Perfect uncertainty has multiple meanings. It is about light and shade, literally and metaphorically, and colour and balance. Distinctly Australian, this simple home sits facing the street of a small rural town in Victoria. Its facade is open to passing traffic and scrutiny, yet its appearance is softened by the paint colour choices and a tree planted on the verge. One can only imagine what histories have occurred within this small and humble house facing the street.

Robyn Sweaney, 2019