Tony Sowersby’s “Sabine Desrondaux, Lady of Letters”.

MELBOURNE artist Tony Sowersby’s “Sabine Desrondaux, Lady of Letters” has received the 2022 Individuals’s Selection Award for the 2022 Darling Portrait Prize on the Nationwide Portrait Gallery.

His portrait, which received him a $10,000 money prize, captures postie Sabine Desrondaux, with whom he interacted with throughout the pandemic and he describes the work as “a tribute to the braveness and willpower of all those that saved society functioning, and you’ll see these attributes on her face.” he mentioned.

Luther Cora’s portrait, “Flora and Fauna, Giara: White Cockatoo.”

Meantime, Luther Cora’s portrait, “Flora and Fauna, Giara: White Cockatoo”, has received the Individuals’s Selection Award for the 2022 Nationwide Photographic Portrait Prize, additionally on the Portrait Gallery.

The portrait, which received him $5000, is one in every of a collection Queensland artist Luther Cora took of his daughter Giara in a makeshift studio in his Gold Coast residence throughout lockdown.

“I put up a black sheet in my loungeroom, made some floral head-pieces out of native flowers and took pictures of my daughters… it was one thing to do throughout lockdown,” he says.  Cora, a Yugambeh/Bundalung man, Cora says the picture additionally displays his personal ideas about indigenous First Nations individuals, “and if we’re nonetheless classed as natural world”.

The Nationwide Portrait Gallery Prize closes on October 9.


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Ian Meikle, editor