Congratulations to 21Territory artists who have been announced as finalists for the prestigious 2019Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award.
Department ofTourism, Sport and Culture, Director of Arts NT, Angela Hill, said the Portraitof a Senior Territorian Award and exhibition celebrates the significantcontributions senior Territorians make to our community and recognisesoutstanding Territory artists.
This Award isimportant for the profile of the arts sector as it encourages and recognises portraitartists and senior Territorians and draws Territory wide interest andparticipation, Ms Hill said.
This yearssubjects are a diverse mix, including a portrait of composer and director, NoraLewis AM who received an Order of Australia in 2011 for her contribution to theperforming arts in the Northern Territory by fellow Darwin artist CedricLawrence. Artists include previous award winners, a graphic designer, seniorTerritorians and an artist who first exhibited in Washington at the age ofeight.
The Award andExhibition will be hosted by the Northern Territory Library in Parliament Housewith winners announced at the opening on Friday 8 November. The exhibition willthen be on display for the general public from Saturday 9 November until Sunday15 December 2019.
The public areencouraged to come and support the Territorys only portrait art award and votefor the Peoples Choice Award, (after the exhibition is open), either in personor online at dtsc.nt.gov.au/poast. The Peoples Choice winner will be announced on Monday 16 December2019 and they will take home $1,000.
The 2019 Portrait ofa Senior Territorian Art Award finalists include:
- AlStrangeways – Portrait of Leslie Eastwell, titled In the morning sun (Alice Springs)
- AngusMcIvor Self-Portrait, titled Self-Portrait(Alice Springs)
- JackHooper – Portrait of Brian Blakeman, titled BrianBlakeman (Alice Springs)
- KarineTremblay – Portrait of Maya Cifali, titled Maya(Alice Springs)
- MelanieGunner – Portrait of Garry Bentley, titled Bentley(Alice Springs)
- NeahlanNamie – Portrait of Angus McIvor, titled MyDad Angus (Alice Springs)
- SivanDebeljakovic – Portrait of Lord MayorDamien Ryan, titled Utilitarian Blue (AliceSprings)
- WilliamDugald Beattie – Portrait of Peter Yates, titled Yatesy Under the Bodhi Tree (Alice Springs)
- Anne-MarieCullinan – Portrait of Sally Savage, titled Sally(Darwin)
- BettyFranklin – Portrait of Jim Hartigan, titled Maythe Road Rise to meet you The Long Road of life. (Darwin)
- CedricLawrence – Portrait of Nora Lewis AM, titled Nora Lewis AM (Darwin)
- CatherineMiles – Portrait of Paul Patteson, titled Pauland Elma (Darwin)
- DavidHenry – Portrait of Masako Rousseau, titled Masako(Darwin)
- DavidGardiner Self-Portrait, titled TheTropical Curtain (Darwin)
- IanHance – Portrait of Marg Wright, titled Life(Darwin)
- JamesMason Nasir – Portrait of Jenneke Matthes, titled Some Mothers Have Them (Palmerston)
- KarlBrand – Portrait of Riahanan Nasir Clausen Rohima Butik, titled Riahanan thinks of Rambutans and Tahiti (Darwin)
- LanaTwyford – Portrait of Ian Hance, titled TheyMade a Lovely Couple (Darwin)
- PeterJohn Turner – Portrait of Henry Imberamana, titled Man of Country (Darwin)
- RobBrown – Portrait of Colin Holt, Untitled(Darwin)
- ShriCampbell – Portrait of Martin Jarvis, titled Martin Jarvis (Darwin)