Tony Costa

Tony Costa completed Postgraduate studies at City Art Institute Sydney. In 1988 he was selected to participate in the Triangle Artists’ Workshop in New York. He is the Archibald Prize Winner 2019 and was an Archibald Prize finalist in 2018, 2017 and 2015. Tony’s art practice spans Portraiture and Landscape painting, and he was a finalist in the Wynne, Sulman and Dobell Prize for Drawing at the AGNSW, and a finalist in Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Fleurieu Biennale and Kilgour Portrait Prize at Newcastle Art Gallery. Tony Costa was the Winner of the Paddington Art Prize for Landscape painting in 2014.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.