Friday, December 16, 2011

7th Prospect Portrait Prize

Last Sunday, the 7th Prospect Portrait Prize opened and the gallery filled very quickly with people for the presentation. I hoped I had a chance at the prize but the gallery held some very nice pieces.
I was delighted to win the Packer's Pick( selected by City of Prospect staff ) and Kim Buck a young artist from Adelaide won the Portrait Prize with "Conatus Study" which was a very detailed charcoal study on paper which was beautifully rendered.

Winner Kim Buck ,Charcoal Study

Becoming Pierrot, Winner Packers Pick

Opening crowds
.She won $5000 and I won $500.The judge was Tracy Lock -Weir, Curator of Australian paintings and Sculpture at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
A further Peoples Prize will be announced at the closing and it runs till 15th January 2012.
The exhibition can be viewed at the Prospect Gallery,Thomas street Nailsworth SA
Fabian Rojas
Daniel Connell
Judy Rodgers WA
James Caffyn VIC
The Prize for contemporary self-portraits in any medium is held every two years in December through January.