NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2020
This exhibition celebrates the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects
The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. The annual prize is the Portrait Gallery’s most popular exhibition, promoting the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by Australian photographers.
The winner for 2020 is The mahi-mahi by Rob Palmer. The Highly Commended Award went to Hugh Stewart for Eileen Kramer is a dancer. The Art Handlers' Award went to Shea Kirk for Gemma Baxter (right view). The People’s Choice Award went to Klarissa Dempsey for Wonder.
For the 2020 Prize, judges Nici Cumpston (guest judge, Curator, Art Gallery of South Australia), Naomi Hobson (guest judge, painter and photographer), and Penny Grist (Curator, National Portrait Gallery) selected 47 portraits from over 2400 entries.
Image credit: Dr Christian Thompson AO, Writing on the Wall, 2019, (detail)
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
A survey exhibition presenting a cross section of contemporary art from diverse artistic voices in New South Wales.
Showcasing past exhibitions of local and national artists, the permanent collection and touring exhibitions.
Kade Valja: Soul Ties
This exhibition explores and documents Kade's spiritual lessons and life experiences from a human standpoint.
River to the Sea
Celebrating the magnificent Clarence River and surrounding landscape through the eyes of renowned national and local artists.
For the Love of Drawing: Pam Fysh
Presenting a selection of works exploring the diversity of Pam's practice.
Teo Treloar: And Now, The Plague
These graphite pencil drawings investigate the themes of isolation, existential threat, and the absurd realities of life in a pandemic.
Catherine O'Donnell: Beyond the Shadow
A survey exhibition of the artists practice over the last decade.
Strutt's Compendium of Curiosities: Catherine & Jennifer Strutt
Presenting a classic Strutt Sister's compendium of curious assemblage works.
Forces of Nature
This exhibition Interrogates the ecological and natural forces at play in the surrounding environment.
ZOONOSES: Dr Nicola Hooper
Dr Nicola Hooper has taken the darker side of nature and turned it into exquisite, thought-provoking art.
Rochelle Summerfield: On the River's Edge we meet
Though experimentation and play, these drawings and installations include works that collaborate with the river as part of Rochelle's artistic process.
Frances Belle Parker: TRUTH (Just be careful who you offend)
This exhibition is a response to the ongoing censorship and silencing of First Nations voices.
Figuring Ground is a major survey exhibition of artwork from LGBTQ+ artists from across the nation, curated by queer artist and curator Abbra Kotlarczyk.
Six artists from NSW have engaged with the Gallery to develop queer retellings of artworks from the Collection.
Antony Perring: Mixed Signals
Antony's first exhibition that explores the power of language, labels and identity through his modern quilting practice.
2023 Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA)
The ninth iteration of this acquisitive biennial exhibition.