ARTIST Guido Van Helten is in the running for a prestigious art prize for his giant mural on decommissioned grain silos at Brim.
Van Helten is one of 25 artists named as a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize.
The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.
Established within the terms of Sir John Sulman’s bequest, the prize was first awarded in 1936.
Each year the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW invite a guest artist to judge the open competition. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the gallery.
The Brim project drew national attention to the tiny town and visitors have since come from across the country to view the artwork.