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Portia Geach Memorial Award 2001

  • This event finished on 24 November 2001

Portia Geach Memorial Award

 26th October – 25th November 2001

The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’

The 2001 Portia Geach Memorial Award was given to Mary Moore for her self-portrait ‘at home’.



Sundays on Observatory Hill

Sunday 28 October 3pm Portraiture: revelation for artist and sitter

Winner of the 2001 Portia Geach Award, Mary Moore; sitter, and author of Stravinsky’s Lunch, Drusilla Modjeska and artists Jo Bertini and Donna Lougher


Sunday 4 November 3pm Painting celebrities, artists and friends

Artists Julianne Mills, Yuri Shimmyo and Sandra Leveson


Sunday 11 November 3pm The female experience and music

Artists Julie Fragar, Kate Dorrough and Vivienne Littlejohn, and Liz Cuming on art and music


Sunday 18 November 3pm Capturing personalities, taming wild cats

Artist Nafisa Naomi with sitter and artist Francis Giacco and artists Yoli Salmona and Cherry Hood


Sunday 25 November 3pm Painting pens and pencils

Artist Kerrie Lester with sitter and artist Judy Cassab, artist Joy Beardmore with sitter and artist Peter Pinson