Portrait Prize Finalists

Thursday 18 October 2018

By Megan George

About this Curation

This time of the year is the season of prestigious portrait prizes! We're proud to have so many artists as finalists in the Doug Moran, Portia Geach, Black Swan and Shirley Hannan portrait prizes. After the Archibald, these are the most notable portrait prizes in Australia.
Andrew Neilan is a finalist in this year's Doug Moran Portrait Prize. Semi-finalists on Bluethumb include Mertim Gokalp, Deborah Walker, Jeremy Elkington, Loribelle Spirovski, Brenda Runnegar, Todd Simpson, Bridgette McNab, Miranda Kichenside and Sophie Haythornwaite.
In the Portia Geach Memorial Award Kim Leutwyler, Monika Feuerstein, Sophie Haythornwaite, Josephine Josephson, Jessica Le Clerc, Brenda Runnegar, Loribelle Spirovski and Deborah Walker are among Bluethumb's finalists.
The WA based Black Swan Prize for Portraiture includes many Bluethumb artists among the finalists, including our Bluethumb Art Prize winner Kim Hyunji. Also finalists in this award are Daevid Anderson, Mal Chambers, Susannah Curtis, Kendal Gear, Mertim Gokalp, Jaq Grantford and Kim Leutwyler.
The $50,000 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award finalists include Ellie Kammer, Daevid Anderson, Melissa Ritchie, Kim Leutwyler, Matteo Bernasconi and Todd Simpson. The winner for this award will be announced on October 26.

About the Curator

Megan is Bluethumb's resident photographer and videographer, with her own commercial and fine art photographic practice on the side. She studied Photography at RMIT in Melbourne.

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