Portia Geach Memorial Award 2016

 

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 The winning portrait for 2016: Jenny Rodgerson's self-portrait, Bound by the big red coat, oil on linen (157 x 176cm)

 

The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of the nation’s women artists. 

image: JENNY RODGERSON Bound by the big red coat winner 2016 Portia Geach Memorial Award

 

 

FINALISTS

 

Sally Anderson         Floating heads  Guy Maestri, artist

 

Tamara Armstrong  Inshallah   Yassmin Abdel-Magied, mechanical engineer, activist and founder of Youth Without Borders

 

Elizabeth Barden      Dr Susan Carland  lecturer, Monash University

 

Karen Bloomfield     Artist as subject  Self Portrait

 

Yvonne Boag           Self Portrait with Aidan  Yvonne Boag & Aidan Jansen

 

Joanna Braithwaite Lucky dog   Monika Biernacki, founder Doggie Rescue

 

Cynthia Breusch       Beyond Self Portrait

 

Filippa Buttitta           The last reunion  Judy Cassab, AO, CBE  & Charles Blackman, MBE    

 

Ann Cape                 A Silver Pencil  Pat Harry, artist             

 

Celeste Chandler    Painted lady 6 Self Portrait           

 

Yvette Coppersmith Nude self portrait, after Rah Fizelle  Self Portrait

 

Melissa Egan             Self portrait, en passant  Self Portrait

 

Nicolette Eisdell        Katie   Katie-Louise Ford, artist model & costume designer

 

Prudence Flint          Sister Anna Parry, artist &Athena Bellas, scholar

 

Julie Fragar               Seeing too much (portrait of Fiona Lowry) Fiona Lowry, artist

 

Becky Gibson           Studio self portrait Self Portrait

 

Kate Gradwell          Professor Attila Brungs Vice Chancellor, UTS

 

Jane Grealy              End of an addiction  Self Portrait

 

Tsering Hannaford   Self-Portrait 

 

Sophie Hewson        Everything locked up is released  Self Portrait

 

Laura Jones              Selfie Self Portrait

 

Dale Kentwell           Self portrait with Neil Taylor, Luke Sciberras, Jean Bellette, Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend & Lu Malm

 

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson Two-sided self Self Portrait

 

Sandra Lalopoulos   Ilsa Konrads Olympic swimmer & editor

 

Kim Leutwyler           Clover  Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney

 

Corinne Lewis           Anna and Vonnegut  Anne Smerdon, artist

 

Symone Male           Headlock of love Ben & Geoff Corbett, musicians

 

Marie Mansfield       Nick  Nick Stathopoulos, artist

 

Abbey McCulloch   Two  Alison Kubler, writer and curator

 

Kerry McInnis            ‘Black As’ filmmaker David Batty

 

Tessa McOnie           Earth mama  Katie Noonan, singer

 

Matilda Michell        Balance  Self Portrait

 

 

Rachel Milne             Bathroom mirror, Haefliger’s cottage  Self Portrait  

 

Alison Mitchell          Listening to Ockham’s – Robert Hannaford Robert Hannaford, artist

 

Camellia Morris        Stella Downer   Stella Downer, art dealer, consultant, valuer        

 

Ioulia Ourovskaia     Lyn Collingwood  Lyn Collingwood , actress

 

Jane Pestell-Litten    The Moral Compass  Geraldine Doogue AO, author, journalist, broadcaster   

 

Jenny Rodgerson     Bound by the big red coat  Self Portrait

 

Sally Ross                   George  Ass. Prof George Newhouse, human rights lawyer

 

Sally Ryan                  A-muse myself Self Portrait

 

Raelene Sharp         Suzanne Cory AC, FAA, FRS  Suzanne Cory, molecular biologist

 

GC Smith                   Harley Manifold as Mr Boxie  Harley Manifold, artist               

 

Loribelle Spirovski    Succubus  Self Portrait

 

Claire Stening           C J Hendry  CJ Hendry artist

 

Kate Stevens             Mama said (portrait of the artist’s mother)  Virginia Stevens, lieder singer

 

Alex Thorby               Portrait study of artist Dick Watkins

 

Chloe Vallance        The nightingale and the rose  Will Butterworth, jazz pianist

 

Deborah Walker      The wren Self Portrait

 

Natasha Walsh         Self-portrait in reflection  Self Portrait

 

Lucy West-Sooby     Sticks  Nick Martyn, musician

 

Mirra Whale              Head in the clouds Self Portrait

 

Fiona White               Speedo   Louise van den Berg, designer

 

AñA Wojak                Stanmore Gothic (Bruceville)   John Michael O’Brien, academic, historian, author, singer, dandy

 

Karyn Zamel             Marina  Marina Finlay, artist

 

Tianli Zu                     A new horizon  Self Portrait

 

 

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