Artist: Kristone Capistrano
Subject: Jaimie Jones
Title: Homeless Man (Outside David Jones)

Judges’ Comments:

Carl Altmann, Stefano Carboni, Ben Joel
“This winning work is confronting, and with the exception of the artist no-one has ever met the subject, and yet we all have unknowingly encountered his like. The portrait is powerful, making excellent use of material and method welded together perfectly to convey the original concept. The structure freezes the violence and tragedy, but it is the eyes that rivet attention because they know more than the written account can tell. The way the work is displayed is an effective aspect of the expression. The work is a strong indictment of our society today.”

Highly Commended Winners

Artist: Godfrey Blow
Subject: Meg Blows
Title: Portrait of the Artist’s Wife: Before the Operation

Artist: Dagmar Cyrulla & Yvette Coppersmith
Subject: Andrew Rule
Title: Mr Andrew Rule (Diptych)

Perrine People's Choice - joint winners


Artist: Joanne Morris
Subject: Jack Charles
Title: Robin Hood of the Streets


Artist: Mugurel Barbulescu
Subject: Self Portrait
Title: I Draw, Therefore I Am