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Queensland artist Jess Le Clerc has won The Lester Prize $10,000 People’s Choice Award for her oil on canvas work, Shadow and bloom.

The painting features her three daughters swimming in a dam. This was the final prize to be announced for the 2020 Exhibition Season for The Lester Prize – one of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes.

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