Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award
The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and exhibition celebrates the achievements of senior Territorians in our community.
2021 award winners
This year there were 37 finalists from across the Territory.
1st prize - $7,000
Artist: Thomas Higgs
Portrait of Garlil Jane Christophersen - Matriarch and Pioneer, Garlil.
The work will be acquired by the Northern Territory Government.
2nd prize - $2,000
Artist: Jose Victor Patalinghug
Portrait of Adrian 'Wildhorse' Lantjin - Wildhorse.
3rd prize - $500
Artist: Dr Al Strangeways
Portrait of Dr Patricia Miller AO - Morning Sun at Olive Pink Botanical Gardens.
Artist: Catherine Miles
Portrait of Iris Patricia Raye - A Raye of Sunshine.
People’s Choice Award
Artist: Katalin Horompo
Portrait of Dr Hugh Heggie - Storytime: Dr Hugh Heggie.
Entrants were required to meet the following criteria:
- an original artwork completed with the last two years
- the artwork is no larger than 1.5m x 1.5m including the mounting or framing
- a portrait painted from life with the subject being:
- a senior Territorian aged 60 years or older
- a permanent resident of the NT
- known to the artist
- aware of the artist's intention
- at least one live sitting.
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 1.5m - the 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.
How to enter
To enter the competition, follow these steps:
Step 1. Read the terms and conditions.
Step 2. Complete all sections of the entry form.
Step 3. Email the completed entry form and digital image of the work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your entry must be received no later than 4pm, Wednesday 3 November.
When you will be notified
Finalists will be notified on Friday 5 November.
You must deliver your portrait by 4pm, Friday 19 November.
Deliver your portrait to:
Arts and Culture
Level 2 RCG House
83-85 Smith Street, Darwin
Prizes are given to first, second and third place winners.
The winners are chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the exhibition opening.
Prize money will be awarded as follows:
- First prize $7,000 - Acquisition Award
- Second prize $2,000
- Third prize $500
- People’s Choice prize $1,000.
Last updated: 22 December 2021
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