Portia Geach Memorial Award

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

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 57 artists from across the country and has been important in nurturing and celebrating the contribution of female artists.

 

(L-R)
Lynn Savery – ‘Eloise da Silva as a wanderer (after Velazquez)’
Susan O’Doherty – ‘Margaret Ackland in chequered dress’ , (Margaret Ackland, artist)
Rachel Perrin  – ‘One painter, two painters’ , (Peter Wegner, artist)
Deborah Walker –  ‘The suitcase (Autobiographical memory)’, (Stephanie Griffin, lawyer)
Jo Bertini – ‘Annie – remember me if I forget’, (Anne Ferguson, artist)
Victoria Reichelt – ‘Self portrait as a parent’

 

 

How to book your tickets

Exhibition is included in a valid S.H. Ervin Gallery entry ticket. To ensure the health and safety of the community, the National Trust (NSW) requires pre-booked tickets.

Pre-book your ticket to Portia Geach Memorial Award via Eventbrite.

Location Details

S.H. Ervin Gallery

Address:

National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks)

Open:

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Closed:

All public holidays
20 Dec - 3 Jan
21 Mar - 25 Mar

Phone:
(02) 9258 0173
Email:
shervingallery@nationaltrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

$12.00 – General
$10.00 – Seniors and Concessions*
$4.00 – National Trust members
Free – Children under 5
Selected exhibitions may incur special prices
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years)
Please note: To ensure we can manage safe physical distancing, we are asking visitors to pre-purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Booking fees will apply.

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