Henry Smith, 'Craig San Roque' (detail), 2017, oil on canvas, 90 x 80cm; overall winning portrait; image courtesy the artist and Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs Congratulations to this year's winners: Acquisition Award: Henry Smith, 'Craig San Roque', 2017; Second Prize: Jennifer Taylor, 'Agnes Abbott shows where she ran away home from Arltunga Mission', 2015; Third Prize: Angus McIvor, 'David Hewitt', 2017; Highly Commended: 'Iain Campbell, In search of lost artworks', 2016; Janelle Fisher, 'Pam Merington-Norman', 2017; Blake Kendall and Margaret Kemarre Turner, 'Kemarre Apmere', 2014-2017
Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award
Presented by NCCA in association with Araluen Arts Centre
8 July to 6 August 2017
Exhibition opening: Saturday 8 July, from 2pm; to be opened by Joe De Luca, CEO, Multicultural Council of the NT Inc.
Runs daily 9am-5pm until Sunday 6 August
Offsite venue: Darwin Entertainment Centre Gallery, 93 Mitchell St, Darwin City
Fresh from its debut showing in Alice Springs and at its new host venue, the Araluen Arts Centre, (8 April – 12 June 2017), the NT’s much-beloved annual Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award returns to Darwin with its impressive 2017 field of entrants, 33 in total. Since its inception in 1999, the award has captured the imagination of Territorian artists of all ages and stages of practice, just as the subjects have come from all walks of life. It remains the only portrait award exhibition in the country to put a spotlight on seniors which resonates with the culturally embedded notion of ‘elder’ in the Territory.
Artists: Dennis Bezzant, Julia Broad, Iain Campbell, Rita Cattoni, Deborah Clarke, Esther Copier, Janelle Fisher, Marianne Foster, Anni Fritz, David Gardner, Stuart Gluth, Matthew Grant, Melanie Gunner, Heather Hupalo, Trevor Jenkins, Apples Kemp, Blake Kendall & MK Turner, Baz Ledwidge, John Lewis, Angus McIvor, Jesse Milne, Jan Milner, Dan Murphy, James Nasir, David Nicholls, Natasha Perkins, Penca Rafiqi, Carol Randall, Henry Smith, Kellie Sobieralski, Al Strangeways, Jennifer Taylor, Garifalitsa Maria Zaimakis
Judges: Marlene Rubuntja, Artist, Alice Springs; Russel Goldflam, Lawyer, Alice Springs; Therese Ritchie, Artist, Darwin
Congratulations to all winning and commended artists (detailed opp.); the People’s Choice Award winner will be determined at the end of the exhibition’s Darwin season.