Still, DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) have succeeded with a lot less than a human-sized bar of soap to go on.Luckily, the watch on the body is an upmarket model, which although not posh enough to bear a serial number, could be traceable through watch-menders. You get the Sulman (best "subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist") and the Wynne (best "landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours, or for the best example of figure sculpture by an Australian artist"). And it's more than the Heath Ledger portrait of Vincent Fantauzzo.This year, it's more than just Kathryn Del Barton's 'mother picture'. In the Wynne this year a standout for me is Maria Gorton's Ancient blue, which features a lovely set of deep blue elements: a lost cavern or a remote gorge where animals go to die. She's doing a masters at Sydney Uni having completed a bachelor's at the National School of Art.
It has to do with the king in prison following the revolution in the northern country that is Kinbote's birthplace.
Lucy Culliton's Hartley landscape - cactus garden continues the figurative mode preferred (these days).
It is full of a forceful red colour, which frames the pale green cacti of the name.
Also worthy of note are two works by James Powditch, both assemblages using rulers, pages from books, stamps, squares of wood and slats of wood laid horizontally to create a rich and retro effect. The other is Pulp - show us your map of Tassie II (Wynne).
Including the latter in the Wynne stretches the prize definition a bit, but his sleek assurance demands recognition. Finally, a word about Leslie Rice's Quartered, drawn and hung: Adam Cullen on public display. Rice's very dark pieces show body parts because in the old days it was customary for criminals convicted of serious crimes to be hung, drawn and quartered.
Can she rely on Daniel to step in when events take a terrifying turn, or will their communication breakdown ultimately result in tragedy?