Portia Geach Memorial Award
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. The Award, first given in 1965, was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. The $30,000 non-acquisitive award for a portrait painted by an Australian female artist is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit. The finalist exhibition presents the work of artists from across the country and has been important in nurturing and celebrating the contribution of female artists.