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Portia Geach Memorial Award 1999

  • This event finished on 15 October 1999

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


Joy Beardmore

Melissa Becker

Danelle Bergstrom

Nancy Berryman

Annette Bezor

Wanda Brabenec

Angela Brennan

Annie Burns

Catherine Cassidy

Grace Costanzo

Maryanne Coutts

Lola Cullen

Lucy Culliton

Vivienne Dadour

Lesley Dimmick

Esther Erlich

Kathy Golski

Sophie Gralton

Paula B. Hall

Sophie Hann

Juliet Holmes a Court

Lisa Holzl

Tonia Kay Howlett

Anne Ingeboudt

Janet Jones

Anwen Keeling

Kay Keller

Amanda King

Barbara Licha

Carolyn McKay-Creecy

Lisa McKimmie

Sallie Moffatt

Catherine Moore

Kilmeny Niland

Robijn Ong

Yvette Pritchard

Barbara Pye

Yoli Salmona

Laila Savolainen

Wendy Sharpe

Kim Smith

Kim Spooner

Branca Uzur

Rosemary Valadon

Lorna Wall

Vicki White

Jackie Wilson

image: KIM SPOONER Social currency (Eva Cox) 1999 encaustic on canvas 180 x 160cm