Paul’s political picture places top of Solar Art Prize pack – Victor Harbor Times

Port Elliot artist Paul Whitehead is one of four section winners of the 2020 Solar Art Prize.

Mr Whitehead entered two artworks – ‘Back in the Black’ and ‘Fiji Holiday’ – in this year’s prize, which was environmentally-themed.

‘Back in the Black’ depicts Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying “We’re Back in the Black” while holding a piece of the large pile of coal he is standing in, and in the background there is mining machinery, a ‘surplus coal mine’ sign, and a wagon with ‘political donations’ on the side and a large bag of money sitting inside.

This piece was the winner of the caricature (political satire) category.

The Solar Art Prize

Mr Whitehead opened Gallery 45 in Port Elliot, which houses not only his and other South Australian artists’ works, but it is where his working studio is set up as well.

He enjoys creating both in his studio and outdoors.

While he creates art with various mediums including oil, gouache, watercolour, and charcoal, he is also a photographer.

Very pleased to have taken out the Caricature (Political satire) prize in this years environmentally themed Solar Art Prize. I entered 2 pieces ‘Back in the Black’ and ‘Fiji Holiday’ the former won the prize 🙂 A special thanks to Pip and the organisers for proceeding with the show in these uncertain times.