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Winner of Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize announced, young Indigenous actor takes out JUTE Theatre scholarship, Artists of Colour Initiative finalists announced, entries open for Viva la Novella competition, plus more news and awards.


Lismore-based artist Antoinette O’Brien has been named as the winner of the 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize with their portrait of Helen Deravenchecko.

The winning work, Lacuna, was selected by Sydney-based visual artist Abdul Abdullah, and announced in an online event. When considering his selection, Abdullah said:

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