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5th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize Exhibition

Institute Building, Level 1, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide, SA, 5000
25 Jun - 17 Jul 2021 

With nearly 90 portrait artworks on display, from local and interstate artists.  Exhibition was launched 25 June for the artists and friends.  Awards presented at the event.  Exhibition was opened by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.


Hugh ADAMSON, Iroda ADIL, Lyn ANSTEY, Shahin AZADEGAN, Josh BALDWIN, John BANNERMAN, Murray BAUM, Alessandro BELLOMUNNO, Peter BOK, Cheryl BRIDGART, Nicky BROOKS, Jan BROWN, Elena BUDDEN, Don BURROW, Rubi CASSIDY, Donovan CHRISTIE, Esther CLELAND, Dagmar Cyrulla, Stevi DALE, Philip DAVID, Christine DAVIES, Janine DELLO, Fiona DOWLER, Graham DUNSTAN, Rodney EDELSTEN, Camilo ESPARAZA, Brianna FANTIS, David FENOGLIO, Bernadette FREEMAN, Allan GAEKWAD, Colin HANNAFORD, Bradley HARRIS, Janelle HATHERLY, Kingsley HEAD, Althea HOLMES, Jude HOTCHKISS, Iris IWANICKI-REID, Anthea JONES, Josh JUETT, David KEMP, Tom KEUKENMEESTER, Marlene KINGDON, Sadami KONCHI, Zhuo Wei KRSTIC, Kate KURUCZ, Susan LEWIS, Penny MACLAREN, Andrea MALONE, Marie MANSFIELD, Ali MARSHALL, Samuel MASSEY, Liza MERKALOVA, Frey MICKLETHWAIT, Sheng Qiao MO, Bethany NECK, Catherine NOBLE, Billy OAKLEY, Leonid OLIJNYK, Sky PARRA, Yasmin PATERSON, Susan PETER, Thea POPOFF, Jamie PREISZ, Gai SAUNDERS, Fatemeh SHAHRIARI, Michael SIMMS, Cathi STEER, Liz STUTE, Margaret THOMAS, Sam THOMPSON, Edward TING, Datsun TRAN, Maria TSOUNIS, Amelia WALMSLEY, Oksana WATERFALL, Rosemary WHITE, Paul WHITEHEAD, Stephanie WRIGHT, Wen ZHAO


Congratulations to the following artists:

OVERALL WINNER $10,000 Kennedy Arts Foundation Prize (Acquisitive) – Dagmar CYRULLA, Wendy Sharpe, oil on linen
M & M Carbins Trust $5,000 Prize for artists 15-26 years – Edward TING, Consolation, oil on canvas
RSASA $2,000 Prize & RSASA Hangers Prize – Murray BAUM, Phil Bateman with Wild Wall Ducks, oil
Helpmann $1,000 Prize – Josh JUETT, Like new, oil
Adelaide Central School of Art $550 Short Course – Rosemary WHITE, Emerging – Nathan May, ink & oil on canvas
ProLab $350 Fine Art Prize – Datsun TRAN, Self Portrait during the Pandemic, ink on paper
d’Arenberg Wines Prize $340 Degustation at d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant – Iroda ADIL, Robin R Smith, mixed media
Campuscolor $250 Prize – Josh BALDWIN, 2020 Self Portrait, oil
Campuscolor $250 Prize – Jan BROWN, When Going Out is a Thing, oil on canvas
Premier Art Supplies $250 Prize – Oksana WATERFALL, Sometimes they call me, mixed media
Wakefield Press Book Prize – Marie MANSFIELD, Absent, oil on board
Art to Art $150 Prize – Sam THOMPSON, Max, charcoal
Art Stretchers $100 Prize – Iroda ADIL, Robin Geddes, charcoal
Port Art Supplies $100 Prize – Yasmin PATERSON, Henry Returns, oil on canvas

People’s Choice Award
1st – 
Murray BAUM, Phil Bateman with Wild Ducks
2nd – Hugh ADAMSON, Major Upgrade

Hangers Prize – Equal Runners Up
Major Upgrade, acrylic
Frey MICKLETHWAIT, Charlie Schiawone, ceramic

Portrait Demonstrations –  to be held in the RSASA Gallery

Tues 29 June – 11-1pm
Sitter: Keith Conlon
Artists: Adam Opola, Iroda Adil & Elena Budden

Wed 7 July – 11-1pm
Sitter: Chester Osborn, RSASA VP and dÁrenberg Wines
Artists: Philip David, Iroda Adil & Hamish Fleming

Visitors are welcome (bring sketchbook if interested) – Covid-19 regulations are in place.

Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 – 3:30pm, Sat 1 – 3:30pm, CLOSED Sun & Public Holidays.

Image: Dagmar CYRULLA, Wendy Sharpe, oil on linen –  2021 WINNER

A video from the opening can be viewed here