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Watson Road

Observatory Hill (The Rocks)

Award Winners

Award Winners

2019 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

 Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Kerry McInnis for Drawn in steel, (Harrie Fasher, sculptor)

 oil on canvas 168 x 153cm.

2019 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Awarded to Sally Robinson for ‘Body in a Box’ (self  portrait)

acrylic on canvas 155 x 122cm

2019 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Kylie Melinda Smith for her portrait ‘Eileen Kramer’

2018 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

 Salon de Refusés

Awarded to Sally Ryan for Portrait of the artist’s Son, (Ben Ryan, Artist)

 oil on linen 175 x 107cm.

2018 Evelyn Chapman Art Award

Inaugural award given to Kate Stevens

‘Gaza’ oil on canvas 122 x 112cm

2018 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Awarded to Zoe Young for ‘Drawing Storyboards’ (Bruce Beresford, Film and Opera Director), acrylic on ply, 120 x 160cm

2018 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Awarded to Jude Rae for her painting,

Portrait of the Artist’s Mother – Val at 93

oil on linen 137 x 1167.5cm

2017 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

 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 

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 

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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

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 

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 

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

2009 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Danelle Bergstrom for Peter Sculthorpe (composer)

2008 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

Peter Smeeth for Philip Adams – The re-match

2008 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Jude Rae for her Self Portrait (The year my husband left)

2007 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

Jaiwei Shen for Tri-selves (self portrait)

2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Maryanne Coutts for her painting Melbourne.

2007 Portia Geach People’s Choice

Claire Busuttil Bridge for her work, ‘Vashti’, a portrait of fellow artist, Vashti Bieber.

2006 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

Gillian Dunlop for ‘Portrait of John Gaden’

2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Lucy Culliton for ‘Self With Friends’

(self portrait with Ray Hughes and McLean Edwards)

2006 Portia Geach People’s Choice

Danelle Bergstrom for ‘Nancy Borlase’ (artist and critic)

2005 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

Margaret Woodward for ‘The hobby-horse rider’

(Self portrait)

2005 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Jude Rae for ‘Large Interior (Micky Allan)’

2005 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Danelle Bergstrom for ‘Inspector Hobbs’ (Michael Hobbs, art patron and collector

2004 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

Juan Ford  for ‘Allan & Goliath’ (Allan Fels)

2004 Portia Geach Memorial Award 

Nerissa Lea for The Sheik & Me, Self Portrait with Imagined Portrait of Chad Morgan after Frida Kahlo.

2004 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

Susan Cesarini with her portrait of the sculptor, Alan Somerville.

2003 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

Jaiwei Shen for ‘Edmund Capon’

2003 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Wendy Sharpe for ‘Self portrait with tea cup and burning paintings’

2002 Holding Redlich People’s Choic

Salon de Refusés

David Naseby ‘Richard Hall’

2002 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Vicki Varvaressos with her work Self Portrait with painting

2001 Holding Redlich People’s Choic

Salon de Refusés

Guy Maestri  for his sculpture ‘Silent assembly’

2001 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Mary Moore for ‘at home’

2001 Portia Geach Peoples’ Choice Prize 

 Susan Hall-Thompson was the  winner this year with her self portrait

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2000 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Nancy Borlase was announced as the winner for her double portrait –  ‘The Sisters: Marie and Vida Breckenridge’

2000 Portia Geach Memorial People’s Choice

won by Carole Haitzler

1999 Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

Salon de Refusés

the inaugural award was given to Zhou Xiaping for his double portrait

‘Jimmy Pike & Zhou Xiaoping’

1999 Portia Geach Memorial Award

awarded to Kim Spooner for Social Currency (Eva Cox)

1999 Portia Geach People’s Choice Award

was won by Laila Savolainen