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Lester Group Prize



Artist: Nafisa Naomi

Subject: Lewis Morley

Title: Lewis in Black and White

Judges Comment:

The portrait of Lewis Morley is a commanding and forceful work. It references Morley's profession as well known photographer and demonstrates a clear comprehension of the skeletal framework. The composition projects a sense of warmth and understanding combined with a quality of reserve. Whether the viewer is standing close or across the room the intensity of Morley's gaze is clearly felt. Nafisa has captured the photographer's intelligence and curiosity which are both brilliantly portrayed with no distractions such as colour.

Carl Altmann, Diana Warnock, Jude van der Merwe

Perrine People's Choice




Artist: Penelope Bladen

Subject: Jimmy Jack

Title: Scrutiny of Jimmy Jack

The intensity in the eyes of Jimmy Jack (a Western Australian film director, actor and screenwriter) captured the public's attention in 2008.

Over 3,000 visitors to the exhibition voted for their favourite painting.