Percival Photographic Prize winner announced

Date published: 5 May 2018

Kellie Leczinska has won the $10,000 prize for the Townsville City Council’s 2018 Percival Photographic Portrait Prize for her work titled Mbathio, Marrickville.

Local Councillor Verena Coombe praised Ms Leczinska’s portrait and said it was a clear winner, despite the high quality of works submitted.

“The portrait Kellie Leczinska submitted is stunning and very deserving of the win,” Cr Coombe said.

“It’s fantastic Townsville residents will have the opportunity see her work and all the other portraits throughout the 11-week exhibition.”

Townsville City Council Galleries received 140 entries for the Percival Portrait Photographic Prize 2018 exhibition, with 77 finalists on display at the Pinnacles Gallery in Riverway.

Cr Coombe said the Percival photographic prize was growing into a significant competition for photographers across the country.

"The photographic portion of the Percivals Prize started in 2014 and this is only the third year of the exhibition so it’s great to see so many entries,” Cr Coombe said.

“It is wonderful to see so many local photographers getting involved – of the 77 portraits on display at Pinnacles 32 of them are from the region.

“The Percival exhibitions are an amazing addition to the galleries calendar and a real credit to everyone involved in putting it together – I look forward to seeing what is in store for the next competition.

The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 exhibition will run from the 4 May – 15 July at the Pinnacles Gallery with free entry.Kellie LECZINSKA, Mbathio Marrickville 2017 portrait

Placings included:

Winner of the $10,000 Percival Photographic Portrait Prize

Mbathio, Marrickville 2017
Inkjet print on archival rag platine
125 x 93 cm

Highly Commended

Soyoun KIM
DUST 2016
Lamda photo print
80 x 80 cm