S.H. Ervin Gallery

2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Entries to the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award for women portrait painters are now open

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 2, 2022

Location

Australia

Artform

Visual Arts

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists.

The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 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 resident who was born in Australia or was British born or has become a naturalised Australian and whose place of domicile is Australia.’

Finalists are eligible for the $1,000 People’s Choice Award given in memory of Harry & Winifred Macorison by Dr Heather Macorison & Hilary Macorison.

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