Portia Geach Memorial Award - Art Collector

Jenny Rodgerson, Bound by the big red coat. Courtesy: the artist and S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. 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 developing the profile of the nation’s women artists.

  Exhibition opens: 4 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 18 December 2016
Location: S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
Contact: 02 9258 0173
Website: www.shervingallery.com.au

About S.H Ervin Gallery
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is one of Sydney’s leading public art institutions housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney. The Gallery’s exhibition program is designed to explore the richness and diversity of Australian art, both historical and contemporary, and present it in new contexts. The Gallery is renowned for encouraging research and promoting scholarly appraisal of artists from all periods of Australian art history. In addition, the S.H. Ervin Gallery has developed an excellent name for presenting important exhibitions and programs that recognise the valuable contribution made by Australian women artists.

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