University of Newcastle PhD Fine Art student Fiona Greenhill has taken out the third annual Sydney, City of Villages Art Prize for her work 'Distant Lights, Balmain, Darling Street'.
Described by judges as a 'sophisticated painting with beautiful, subtle quality' Ms Greenhill won the award ahead of a record 114 entrants.
Artists were encouraged to draw inspiration from their neighbourhoods, village landmarks and city experiences.
Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of judges including Jane Watters (S.H. Ervin Gallery Director), Deborah Edwards (Senior Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW) and prominent Sydney artist Lindy Lee. The $3,000 art prize is sponsored by the City of Sydney in partnership with JCDecaux.
Ms Greenhill's works will feature in an exhibition at the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney which opens on Tuesday 19 August.