Jasper Knight (Australian, b.1978) ‘Dee Why 1960s’. mixed media on perspex, masonite and metal. Jasper Knight is known for his bold mixed media works constructed out of plywood, perspex, masonite and other recycled materials such as old signs. Playing with the different textures, he uses enamel paint to create an interesting tension between the painting and sculptural aspects of the work.

Knight has been an Archibald finalist three times before with portraits of former NSW Premier Bob Carr in 2007, his grandfather, Sir Harold Knight, in 2006 and conductor Richard Gill in 2005.