The Slim but Savage Selection – ABC Radio Perth Portrait Competition

He’s been known for his quips and cheeky comebacks on ABC Radio Perth for years. But he’s never front and centre – he prefers to stay on the side lines. He’s an enigma. We want you to get creative and give us your take on The Slim but Savage One.

It’s time to unleash your creativity and enter the Slim but Savage Selection portrait competition!

ABC Radio Perth, in collaboration with The Lester Prize for Portraiture, is thrilled to announce an opportunity for artists of all levels – whether you’re professional, aspiring or a first-time portrait artist.

We want you to capture the essence of Brad McCahon – more commonly known as The Slim but Savage One, the familiar voice that has accompanied you throughout your mornings on the Breakfast show for over 20 years and briefly on the Afternoons program. It’s time to unveil his “good angle” and create an awe-inspiring portrait that will leave a lasting impression.

Whether you’re an established artist or simply have a passion for painting, the ABC & Lester Prize Portrait Competition invites you to showcase your talent and celebrate the art of capturing the human spirit.

The winner will have their work hung alongside the Finalists of the prestigious 2023 Lester Prize for Portraiture at The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

To participate, make sure to follow the terms and conditions:

  • Eligibility – The competition is open to all residents of Western Australia. Whether you’re a professional artist, an emerging talent, or a hobbyist, we encourage you to try your hand.
  • Subject – Create a portrait of Brad McCahon aka The Slim but Savage One. Capture his personality and essence your way.
  • Medium – Artists are invited to explore various mediums, including but not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal or mixed media. The only requirement is the that the work can be displayed on a wall.
  • Submission – To enter the competition, fill out the online form on The Lester Prize website, and include a high-quality photograph or scanned image of your artwork.
  • Judging – A distinguished panel of judges will evaluate each entry and the winning work will be selected and included in the Lester Prize for Portraiture exhibition at AGWA (22 September – 26 November 2023).

ABC Portrait Prize Terms & Conditions

Important Dates: Entries close Sunday, 27 August, 11:59pm AWST. Terms and Conditions apply.

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