Xstrata Percival Portrait Award 2008

Townsville's Biennial Portrait Award

Xstrata Percival Portrait Award 2008 is a celebration of art in Townsville, and will once again be indicative of the great and varied talents of artists within the region. An overwhelming success last year, the Percival puts on display some of Townsville’s most colourful characters as captured by some of the region’s most talented artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Australia.
From Friday 25 July 2008 to Sunday 14 September 2008

Self Portrait image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 30 July 2008.
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Selection and judging have now been finalised. Elizabeth Cross has made a judge’s selection of 35 works, and awarded the 6 prizes on offer. The prize winners were:

Prize Artist and Artwork
Xstrata Portrait Award Nick Mourtzakis – A Portrait of Alex Wodak
Philip Leong Art Award Conway Bown – Resolute: Brigadier John Caligari, DSC. AM, Commander 3rd Brigade
Sally Elliott Award Catherine Ogden – Sally
Xstrata Encouragement Award Jan Hynes – The Artist and his Dog: Vince Bray and Jessie
Costel Vasilescu Encouragement for Young Artists Yasmin Fisher – Kath
Marion O’Shea Encouragement Award Yasmin Fisher – Kath

Artist, writer, and curator Elizabeth Cross was the 2008 judge for Xstrata Percival Portrait Award. Ms Cross writes regularly for art publications, was the judge for the 2005 Dobell Drawing Prize, the curator of the Edvard Munch exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, and has a special interest in portraiture.

The Gallery has endeavoured to display all works, with those that did not form the judge’s selection forming the Salon des Refuses. This display is out of