September 28, 2021


Congratulations to Myles Young who is a finalist in the 2021 Paddington Art Prize with his work 'Water Secrets'.

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Marlene Antico OAM, created the Prize in order to assist with the monetary difficulties that often impede artists from showcasing their works. As an art student, gallery owner and volunteer guide at the AGNSW for over 10 years, she has underscored her commitment to supporting contemporary Australian artists, aware, of the

November 27, 2020

Myles Young awarded one of eight Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prizes

Eight emerging visual artists have been awarded the 2020 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize including Myles Young for his work 'Shortcut to Widefield' 2020.

Now in its ninth year, the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize recognises a new generation of Australian visual artists. Artists in the early stage of their careers were invited to enter up to five original works that reflect the Macquarie Group Collection’s theme The Land and its Psyche.

The winners are:

  • Katie Banakh, Victoria
  • Victoria Hempstead, NSW
  • Mahala Hill, ACT
  • Emma Itzstein, Victoria
  • George Kennedy, Tasmania
  • Katie Stewart, NSW
  • Joanne Wheeler, Central Australia
  • Myles Young, NSW

The Macquarie Group Collection has supported emerging Australian visual artists for over 30 years. With the theme The Land and its Psyche, the Collection comprises more than 850 works by artists who, at the time their work was acquired, were in the early stages of their career. Acquisitions are made by a committee of volunteer Macquarie staff and a curatorial consultant.

Works in the Macquarie Group Collection are exhibited in more than 40 Macquarie Group offices worldwide and periodically loaned to public institutions.