Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition

25 Oct 2024 ‐

15 Dec 2024

11:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

Members: Free

Concession: $12.00

Adult: $15.00

Child: Free

Family: $42.00

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

First awarded in 1965, the Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. As per the direction of the will, the Award is annually presented to an Australian female artist for the best portrait painted from life of a man or woman distinguished in art, letters or the sciences. Geach was widely acclaimed as a leading artist and was a frequent commentator in the national media – making her an iconic figure in the Australian arts community.

The $30,000 non-acquisitive Portia Geach Memorial Award is given by Perpetual as trustee, to the entry with the highest artistic merit.



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Plan your visit

S.H. Ervin Gallery


Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks) NSW 2000


Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm


New Years Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Anzac Day

26 – 29 August, 2024
21 – 24 October 2024

16 December 2024 - 3 January 2025

Gallery: (02) 9258 0173. Cafe: (02) 9258 0175
Entry Fees:

National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $15
Family - $42
Concession* - $12
Child (under 5 years) - FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

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