15 October–14 November 1999
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 Portia Geach Memorial Award was given to Kim Spooner for social currency (Eva Cox).
Selectors: Dinah Dysart, Jenny Sages & Andrew Sayers
Paula B. Hall
Juliet Holmes a Court
Tonia Kay Howlett
image: KIM SPOONER Social currency (Eva Cox) 1999 encaustic on canvas 180 x 160cm