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Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award recognises and celebrates the achievements and contributions that senior Territorians have made within our community.

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award originally commenced as a one off event to celebrate the International Year of the Older Person in 1999 with support from the Northern Territory Government and the Moran Arts Foundation who host the prestigious $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Now in its 21st year, the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award continues to foster excellence and creativity in the art of portraiture by artists who are residents of the Northern Territory.

Entries are now open for Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2020

Download the Entry Form here (PDF 0.6MB)​​​​​​​

Send your completed entry form and image to poast.coordinator@nt.gov.au

Entries close: Friday 23 October, 5.00pm

Finalists notified: 27 October 
Finalist artwork delivered to Araluen Arts Centre: By Friday 13 November, 5.00pm

First prize: $7,000 Acquisition Award
Second prize: $2,000
Third prize: $500
People’s Choice prize: $1,000

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are chosen by a panel of judges and the winners are announced at the exhibition opening.

The People’s Choice Prize of $1,000 is determined by public votes submitted across the exhibition period and announced on Friday 12 March 2021.

Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2020 Exhibition

Official Opening: Friday 4 December 2020
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs 

Exhibition: 4 December 2020 - 7 March 2021

painting of blind white man with seeing-eye dog, collecting money for Retina Australia
Image: Catherine Miles, Paul and Elma, Winner of the 2019 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award.
aboriginal women painting with orange hills behind her
Image: Dr Al Strangeways, Hills: Kathleen Wallace and the Dancers. Winner of the 2018 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award.
white man sitting down with wide brim hat on, hand covering his mouth
Image: Henry Smith, Craig San Roque. Winner of the 2017 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award.

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