Amanda Marburg's work in the Archibald Prize was my pick of this year, and that's saying something considering I'm a shameless Ben Quilty devotee. This was so charming, and the smart-ass "i put the abstract INSIDE yo photo painting!" tactic works so perfectly. Check out her other work, and keep an eye out for a solo show.
PS: yep, reviving the blog. I was overseas... and... lazy.