Winner of the $40,000 Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018 announced

Date published: 28 April 2018

The winner of North Queensland’s prestigious $40,000 Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018 has been announced as Victorian artist Jenny Rodgerson for her self-portrait balancing in the big red coat.

Townsville City Council Galleries received over 300 entries for the Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018 exhibition, with 104 finalists on display at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Councillor Colleen Doyle said she is elated to see the exhibition continuing to grow.

“The Percival Portrait Painting Prize began in 2007 as a small competition and has since grown into a major art exhibition with hundreds of locals, national and international artists,” Cr Doyle said.

“Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson on winning such a prestigious award, it is wonderful that Townsville locals will have the opportunity to view this exhibition over the next 11 weeks, showcasing the amazing work of both established and emerging artists.”

“This exhibition is a real credit to all those involved, from all the exhibiting artists, to the gallery staff and judges. It is fantastic to see such high calibre pieces here for all to enjoy.”

The Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018 exhibition will run from the 27 April – 15 July at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Placings include:

Self Portrait, Balancing in the big red coat 2017Winner of the $40,000 Percival Portrait Painting Prize

Jenny RODGERSON
Australian artist, known for her exploration of form and the human body
Balancing in the big red coat 2017
Oil on linen
180 x 150 cm
Self-Portrait

Highly Commended

Esther ERLICH
Dignified 2017
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
166 x 107 cm

Angus HAMRA
Tkay Maidza 2017
Oil, aerosol and enamel on canvas
165 x 140 cm

Andrew BONNEAU
Small self-portrait, lit from below 2018
Oil on linen
23 x 20 cm

Commended

Laurie SMOKER
The farmer, The earth and the Sky. Portrait of Russell Meaton 2017
Acrylic paint and water colour pencil
180 x 135 cm

Irene RAE
Artist, Jill O’Sullivan 2018
Oil on linen
80 x 80 cm

For more information about the Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018 exhibition visit the What's On website