The Portia Geach Memorial Award


Deadline:8th September, 2018

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 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.’

Entries to the 2018 Portia Geach Memorial Award close on September 8 2018, at Midnight. No applications will be able to be made after this time.

Application entries are accepted online only.

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

Please note that entrants are unable to save incomplete applications and retrieve them at a later date. If entrants choose to leave a form incomplete they will be prompted to start a new form when next applying.

All applications are judged via online visual submissions.

To enter the Portia Geach Memorial Award you must read the Terms and Conditions.

Enter the Award Here

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