National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Portia Geach Memorial Award

The $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award for portraiture by women artists is one of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes.

Art Prize

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jul 29, 2024





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.’

The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of  women portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of Australian women artists.

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is given by Perpetual as trustee, to the entry with the highest artistic merit.