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The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize. Now in its 6th year the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, a painting and drawing prize open to artists Australia wide whose artwork depicted a person from the Northern Rivers. It has since expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium (see terms and conditions). The prize is open to artists nationally.

The judge in 2020 is artist Abdul Abdulla and the winner will receive $10,000 (acquisitive prize).

Entries close at 12am Monday 29 June 2020. The exhibition will be on display from 7 November 2020 until 31 January 2021.

Before completing the entry form, please pay your entry fee of $40 through the Lismore City Council secure eservices payment gateway

To complete the entry form you will need the following documents ready to upload:
– An artist statement in 200 words or less which includes an explanation of why the artist has selected their sitter: allowed formats are pdf, doc, docx or rtf.
– An artist bio of about 100 words: allowed formats are pdf, doc, docx or rtf
– A high resolution digital image of the work between 2-3MB in size: allowed formats are jpg, jpeg or png
– The artist’s CV: allowed formats are pdf, doc, docx or rtf

For more information visit the Lismore Regional Gallery website.