A Sense of Self…Capturing Identity – Portrait Competition 2016

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OPEN: $750    SELF PORTRAIT: $750    PEOPLES CHOICE: $100

What makes a successful portrait?

How do you identify your sense of self?

We express ourselves in different contexts and can be recognised by more than appearance.

The BRIEF for this competition is to show a representation of a person be it yourself, a person known to you or your interpretation of the essence of identity.

This representation could be a moment of time or a person as you see in a larger context.

Expression takes many forms and is not always straightforward so the work need not be a figurative representation.

Think about:
How we engage with portraiture?

Contextual interactions between viewer, artist and subject.

Dialogue between the artist and subject…are these depictions truthful, does it matter?

Can portraits of others give us insight into ourselves?

Margaret Walsh - Lis focusing for a portrait -Photograph - $270

Margaret Walsh – Lis focusing for a portrait -Photograph – $270  Winner Open

Roland Weight - Self - Oil on canvas - $1800

Roland Weight – Self – Oil on canvas – $1800  Winner Self Portrait

Tim Dell - Portrait of Holly English - Oil on canvas - $1200

Tim Dell – Portrait of Holly English – Oil on canvas – $1200  Highly Commended Open

Lisa Ingerson - Vanessa - Oil - $1150

Lisa Ingerson – Vanessa – Oil – $1150  Highly Commended Open

Michael Hocking - Howland - Oil on linen - $2400

Michael Hocking – Howland – Oil on linen – $2400 Highly Commended Open

Jane Mason - Self Portrait - Acrylic - $350

Jane Mason – Self Portrait – Acrylic – $350 Highly Commended Self Portrait

Michael Hocking - Self Portrait - Mixed media on plywood - $1200

Michael Hocking – Self Portrait – Mixed media on plywood – $1200 Highly Commended Self Portrait

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  1. Brook (6th, Apr 2017)

    What a great exhibition this was. Looking forward to this years.