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Call for entries to the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Australian women artists invited to enter 2018 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Perpetual, as Trustee, is calling for entries for Australia’s most famed portraiture prize for women, the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

The award for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portrait painting. The award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in supporting the profile of the nation’s women artists

The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’

Applications for the 2018 award close on 8 September with announcement of the shortlist of finalists in early October. Applications for entry are online at


Monday 4 June, 2018
Saturday 8 September, 2018
S.H. Ervin Gallery
Venue Address
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks

National, Sydney

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