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Paul Connor is an architect, artist and founding director of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. Paul completed his architectural degree with honours at The University of Sydney in 1985.
He spent his early professional life with internationally renowned architect John Andrews. In 1996, having started a lasting interest in the arid zone of far western New South Wales, he was awarded first class honours in Masters of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Art University of New South Wales for research in the area, and co-founded Connor & Solomon Architects which later built for the Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council. Since then, the partnership has enjoyed much publication of its many completed buildings and Paul has had many solo and joint art exhibitions, being represented in both government and private collections. Paul was appointed to the Trust in May 2010.