Applause: Latest funding and awards announced

Winner of 2020 Portia Geach Memorial Award, Da Yie takes out MIFF Shorts Prize, winner of ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, plus more news and awards.

An Australian contemporary dancer who spent the first seven years of her life in a full body cast to correct a congenital hip problem, is the subject of a winning portrait prize for women – the 2020 Portia Geach Memorial Award.

Artist Caroline Zilinsky won the award this year – classed as the pre-eminent portraiture prize for women in Australia – for her portrait of dancer Anthea Pilko, entitled Anthea May or May Not.

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