The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists.
The Award, first given in 1965, was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach.
The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 for a portrait painted by an Australian female artist is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit. The finalist exhibition presents the work of 58 artists from across the country and has been important in nurturing and celebrating the contribution of female artists.
LYNN SAVERY, Kindred Spirits, oil on linen, 210 x 180cm – Winner 2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award
Images (L-R): VR MORRISON, Last Flight from Eden (Corrine Lewis, artist) oil on canvas 102 x 76 cm
ALISON MACKAY, Dear Ancestor (Andrew Barnum, singer-songwriter, educator and designer) oil on wood panel 50 x 37 cm
ESTHER ERLICH, Atong (Atong Atem, artist) acrylic paint on canvas 153 x 107 cm
JACQUELINE HENNESSY, The Judging (self portrait) oil on linen 102 x 102 cm
ASHLEE BUCHOLTZ, Comedy = Tragedy + Time (Tim Ferguson, musician and performer) acrylic on canvas 121.9 x 101.6 cm
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