Applause: Latest funding and awards announced

Wheeler Centre names recipients of Next Chapter 2020, Boynes Emerging Artist Award announced, plus $25,000 prize for artist whose work reclaims the 'female form'.

Richards – a self-taught portrait painter from Perth –  painted the winning portrait, Miss Priya Premkumar honouring his friendship with the sitter.

Of the work, Richards said: ‘My piece, Miss Priya Premkumar, explores my strong first impression of Priya; my superior, at work and life. Three years into our friendship, the creation of this piece has been incredibly positive and admittedly tedious.

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