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Award Winners

Award Winners

2017 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Luke Cornish for his portrait of artist Ben Quilty, Ben aerosol enamel on canvas 190 x 130cm.

2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Awarded to Amanda Davies for her painting Portrait of Pat Brassington oil on linen, 107 x 122cm.

2017 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Kathrin Longhurst for her portrait of her daughter,

Maia at 12 and a half oil on linen 100 x 100cm. 

2016 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Tianli Zu for her portrait of S.A. Senator, Penny Wong, The Senator and Ma. acrylic on linen  237 x 195cm

2016 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Awarded to Jenny Rodgerson for her self-portrait,

Bound by the big red coat, oil on linen 157 x 176cm

2016 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Kate Stevens for her portrait of her mother,

Mama said, oil on canvas 122 x 112cm

2015 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Paul Trefry, Homeless still human silicone, fiberglass, horse hair, and polyester resin.

2015 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Awarded to Natasha Bieniek, with her portrait ‘Sahara,’

oil on wood 13.5 x  18.5

2014 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Nick Stathopoulos for Ugly – portrait of author Robert Hoge

2014 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Awarded to Sophie Cape with her portrait of actor Daniel Wyllie Romper Stomper oil, acrylic, bitumen, charcoal, and soil on canvas 209 x 203

2014 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Ann Cape, The last portrait of my mother, (Gwenna Thatcher) oil on linen, 120 x 90cm

2013 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Christopher McVinish Portrait of Colin Friels (actor) oil on canvas  132 x 122 cm

2013 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Awarded to Hélène Grove for her self-portrait, entitled Self Portrait: Getting On.

2013 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Danelle Bergstrom You and I (Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon)

2012 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Barbara Tyson with her portrait of Ita Buttrows, Ita – A Passionate Wordsmith 

2012 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Awarded to Sally Robinson for her portrait of her late mother, The Artist’s Mother

2012 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Ann Cape, with ‘Anita’ Professor Anita Taylor

2011 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Robert Hannaford Trevor Jamieson (actor & musician)

2011 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Awarded to Kate Stevens, Indian Dream, for her portrait of Willy Bernardoff, animator, video and street artist.

2011 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Sophie Cape, with Master and Commander, a portrait of Captian Paul Watson.

2010 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Ann Cape for her potrait of Kevin Connor Kevin in his Studio. 

2010 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Awarded to Prudence Flint Scrambled egg 2010 (detail) oil on canvas 127 x 102cm

2010 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Danelle Bergstrom, Independent Spirit (pictured left)a portrait of artist Ann Thomson. 

2009 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award 

from the Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Zhong Chen for his portrait Charles Blackman

2009 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Awarded to Christine Hiller for The Old Painter