Australian arts jobs, news, industry commentary, career advice, reviews & data


What's On

S.H. Ervin Gallery

2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award - open for entry

The  Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by 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 award of $30,000 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.’*

Application entries are accepted online only.

Entries to the 2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award are now open and close at 5pm on 8th September 2017.

Finalists are eligible for the $1,000 People’s Choice Award given in memory of Harry & Winifred Macorison by Dr Heather Macorison & Hilary Macorison.

To enter artists need to supply:

  • A high-res image of their completed work max 2MB in .jpeg or .tiff format
  • A copy of their CV in Microsoft Word or PDF format
  • A 200 word artists statement about the work in Microsoft Word or PDF format
  • A signed statement by the sitter

All applications are judged via online visual submissions.


Saturday 1 July, 2017
Friday 8 September, 2017
S.H. Ervin Gallery
Venue Address
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks

Sydney, Sydney

S.H. Ervin Gallery (opens in new window)
Awards & Prizes