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
Nick Ferguson, She could go anywhere (Amy Ferguson) 2015, oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm
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