Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award and exhibition celebrates the contributions of senior Territorians and recognises Territory artists.

The award and exhibition are held annually. The exhibition has closed.

Who can enter

To enter the award, you must be:

  • 17 years or over
  • a Northern Territory (NT) resident.

What you can enter

To apply for this award, you must meet all of the following criteria.

The artwork must be:

  • an original painting completed within the last two years
  • a portrait painted from life, with the subject:
    • known to the artist and
    • aware of the artist’s intention with at least one live sitting
  • no bigger than 1.5m x 1.2m - dimensions include the mounting or framing.

The subject must be a:

  • living senior Territorian aged 60 years or older
  • permanent resident of the NT.

To submit collaborative works, you must include the name of each artist on the entry form.

What you can't enter

You can't enter portraits that you previously submitted to the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award.


For more information, contact the Araluen Art Centre by calling 08 8951 1120 or emailing araluen@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 24 March 2021

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