Finalists named in Lismore’s Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

Claire Bridge, Sanctuary 2014, oil on linen.
Claire Bridge, Sanctuary 2014, oil on linen. Image Courtesy The Artist

THE 55 finalists for the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2015 is an impressive list and includes many notable, local artists.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges from an exceptional group of 183 entries.

The exhibition of the finalists will take place from October 31 to November 28 at Lismore Regional Gallery.

The official opening is Saturday, October 31 at 3pm.

This is a public event and exhibition entry is free.

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize and a continuation of the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.

From 2015 the prize has been extended from the original brief of portraits of subjects from the Northern Rivers, to include a portrait of any subject.

It also changed to include all media with the exception of photography.

This years' Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize will be judged by Fiona Lowry, an Australian Artist and winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize.

The finalists are: 

  • Katka Adams,
  • Benjamin Aitken,
  • Bryce Anderson,
  • Eolo Paul Bottaro,
  • Annette Bown,
  • Claire Bridge,
  • Lina Buck,
  • Rosie Call,
  • Amber Carbury,
  • Tracey Choyce,
  • Grayson Cooke and Fiona Fell,
  • Michelle Dawson,
  • Marc De Jong,
  • James DeWaever,
  • Peter Dickson,
  • Anh Do,
  • Kathryn Dolby,
  • Nick Ferguson,
  • Susannah French,
  • Todd Fuller,
  • Jeff Gant,
  • Erica Gray,
  • Scott Harrower,
  • Hilary Hermann,
  • Alun Rhys Jones,
  • Laura Jones,
  • David Kas,
  • Nerissa Lea,
  • Krystal Lopez-Barahona,
  • Susan Ma,
  • Peter Macdonald,
  • Mahala Magins,
  • Robert Malherbe,
  • Kiata Mason,
  • Joshua Miels,
  • Tricia Migdoll,
  • Paul S Miller,
  • Zom Osborne,
  • Nic Plowman,
  • Robyn Rich,
  • Christina Rogers,
  • Paul Ryan,
  • Nigel Sense,
  • Andrew Southall,
  • Dimce Stojanovski,
  • Liz Stute,
  • Robyn Sweaney,
  • Clare Thackway,
  • Jacques Van der Merwe,
  • David Wells,
  • Mirra Whale,
  • Vanessa White,
  • Christine Willcocks,
  • Jane Wilson,
  • Lee Wise

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