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2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

The 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a national portrait prize open to any media. 2020 judge, Abdul Abdullah, named Antoinette O’Brien as the winner of the $10,000 acquisitive prize, for her portrait of Helen Deravenchecko, saying: ‘The combination of ceramic elements in the work drew me into a story about memory, and how moments attach themselves to our experience.’

Abdullah also recognised Michelle Dawson with a highly commendation for her portrait of the late Vera Wasowski.

The exhibition will be on display until 31 January 2021.

An online catalogue can be viewed here>

Watch the video interview (closed captioned) with this year's winner Antoinette O'Brien here>

Finalists for 2020 are: Denise Alison, Louise Allerton, Ann Arora, Marjan Bakhtiarikish, Konrad Bock, Renè Bolten, Karen Jane Borger, Jacob Boylan, Amanda Bromfield, Filippa Buttitta, Foong-Yue Cheah, Molly Darvall, Michelle Dawson, Janine Dello, Peter Derrett OAM, Dawn Duncan-Smith, Facing Australia (Raimond De Weerdt and Karen Donnelly), Kathryn Fenton, Rikki Fisher, Miriam Fraser, Todd Fuller, Shirley Gibson, Anna Glynn, Amala Groom, Michèle Heibel, Hilary Herrmann, Martyn Hodge, Nicole Kelly, Sadami Konchi, Elena Larkin, Susan Ma, Ali Marshall, Samuel Massey, Shannon McCulloch, Genevieve Memory, Zilpha Menghetti, Libby Moore, Anh Nguyen, Antoinette O’Brien, Arion Ocean, Jessica O’Connor, Miriam O’Grady, Travis Paterson, Ana Pollak, Jamie Preisz, Marian Quigley, Caitlin Reilly, Gwen Robson, Matthew Sansom, Lynn Savery, Loribelle Spirovski, Fleur Stevenson, Lisa Stonham, Robyn Sweaney, Joe Swepson, Fiona Taylor, Lenny Thurgate, Seabastion Toast, Datsun Tran, Edward Trost, Melanie Valentine, Asher Veling, Jacklyn Wagner, Rudiger Wasser, Harry Westera, Edwin Wilson, Caroline Zilinsky and Michelle Zuccolo.

Vote in the People’s Choice award in the Gallery until the 27 January 2021. Supported by The Friends of the Gallery.

The 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is kindly supported by Hurford Hardwood



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