Portia Geach Memorial Award

Portia Geach Memorial Award
Celebrating female Australian artists

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is a celebration of female Australian artists. It’s Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize for female artists and has greatly contributed to the development of female artists in this country.
It was established by Florence Kate Geach in 1961 in memory of her sister, Portia Geach and is awarded each year to the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters or the Sciences.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible for this award, you must be a female Australian resident who is either Australian born, British born or a naturalised Australian.
Please also check the current application form for other eligibility details.
The award’s value
The recipient of the 2008 Portia Geach Memorial Award will receive $18,000.

Close of entries for the 2008 Award is 29 August 2008.

Please note all application forms and fees must be submitted to the Cauz Group offices no later than 5.30pm on the closing date.
How to apply [read more]


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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news