Artist: Marcus Callum
Abdul Abdullah
Title: Wrecking ball

Judges’ Comments:

Dr Christopher Chapman, Helen Carroll-Fairhall, Dr Ben Joel
“The painting is a compelling example of the possibilities of contemporary portraiture. While the sitter is outwardly recognisable, at the same time the portrait gives a very strong sense of a resourceful inner life and the sense of flux that characterizes selfhood. The artwork has been filtered and processed in a particularly inventive way. A very deliberate sense of perfected craft.”

Highly Commended Winners

Artist: Olivia Samec
Subject: Ernst Samec
Title: Ernst Samec, architect, migrant survivor

Judges’ Comments:

“The personality of the subject really shines through. There is something about the gaunt, raw figure in the totally baroque setting, everything swirling in the same rhythm, which makes you feel that the artist knows the subject well. There is a strong but ironic connection between the whimsical style of the painting and the strong sense of mortality in the sitter. “

Artist: Joshua Cocking
Subject: Self Portrait
Title: Dinner Lament (three self portraits)

Judges’ Comments:

“A bravura painting, a compelling image with exceptional skills. It is a contemporary surrealist Australian self-portrait.”

People's Choice Award


Artist: Jodi Daley
Subject: William Badger Bates
Title: Carving new life into my country

St John of God Health Care Online Voting Winner


Artist: Jandamarra Cadd
Subject: Luke Carroll
Title: Storyteller

H.U. Kendall & Co Art Gift Voucher Winner


Artist: Jerome Davenport
Nic Naitanui
Title: Nic