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Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

31 October - 28 November

Galleries 1, 2 & Vicki Fayle Galley

The 55 finalists for the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2015;

Katka Adams, Benjamin Aitken, Bryce Anderson, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Annette Bown, Claire Bridge, Lina Buck, Rosie Call, Amber Carbury, Tracey Choyce, Grayson Cooke and Fiona Fell, Michelle Dawson, Marc De Jong, James DeWeaver, Peter Dickson, Anh Do, Kathryn Dolby, Nick Ferguson, Susannah French, Todd Fuller, Jeff Gant, Erica Gray, Scott Harrower, Hilary Hermann, Alun Rhys Jones, Laura Jones, David Kas, Nerissa Lea, Krystal Lopez-Barahona, Susan Ma, Peter Macdonald, Mahala Magins, Robert Malherbe, Kiata Mason, Joshua Miels, Tricia Migdoll, Paul S Miller, Zom Osborne, Nic Plowman, Robyn Rich, Christina Rogers, Paul Ryan, Nigel Sense, Andrew Southall, Dimce Stojanovski, Liz Stute, Robyn Sweaney, Clare Thackway, Jacques Van der Merwe, David Wells, Mirra Whale, Vanessa White, Christine Willcocks, Jane Wilson, Lee Wise

An exhibition of the 55 finalists of the 2015 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize. This exhibition combines leading national portrait artists, emerging artists, and exceptional local talent.

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial exhibition and continuation of the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. The prize has now been expanded from the original brief of portraits of subjects from the Northern Rivers to include a portrait of any subject. Includes portraits by Archibald finalists Eolo Paul Bottaro, Anh Do, Paul S Miller, Paul Ryan, Mirra Whale and Lee Wise. Every portrait tells a story, revealing something of the relationship between artist and subject, whether this be their new born child, brother, someone they admire, someone they love, someone they have loved and lost.

Major Prize: $10,000 Acquisitive (sponsor: Hurford Hardwood)
Paul Ryan, blue mountains noah  (Noah Taylor)  2015, oil on framed painting, 79 x 68 cm
Subject of the Northern Rivers: $1,000 (sponsor: Walters Solicitors)
Bryce Anderson, Bathed In Doubt (Self-Portrait) 2015, oil on canvas, 122 x 91 cm
Highly Commended
Nick Ferguson, She could go anywhere (Amy Ferguson) 2015, oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm


Tours are available for the exhibition - Please fill out a Tour Booking Form and return via email to Claudie.Frock@lismore.nsw.gov.au.



Presagio: Alberto Sanchez

Presagio: Alberto Sanchez

Alberto Sanchez’s work sets out to alter and re-imagine our perception of the landscape, whether urban or

Gallery Upstairs
Trading Place <br/> Clare Urquhart & Cassandra Purdon

Trading Place
Clare Urquhart & Cassandra Purdon

The audience is invited to trade an object that signifies their connection to the place they live in return for an artwork or object from the Trading Place collection

Upstairs Gallery
Still Life: Varying Domesticities <br/> Miriam Salomon

Still Life: Varying Domesticities
Miriam Salomon

This object-based installation by the peripatetic artist Miriam Salomon comprises plastic domestic objects from the late-1960s and early-‘70s, alongside sand-blasted tins collected from second-hand stores in Lismore

24/7: Window
Artists In Conversation <br/>  Auditory Visions

Artists In Conversation
Auditory Visions

Thursday 22 October, 5.15 - 6.pm

Chaired by Miyuki Jokiranta, presenter of ABC RN Soundproof Jay-Dea Lopez, Jan Davis, and Travis Paterson speak with Miyuki Jokiranta about Auditory Visions

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