PORTRAITURE PRIZE WINNERS - 2008
Lester Group Prize
Artist: Nafisa Naomi
Subject: Lewis Morley
Title: Lewis in Black and White
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.