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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and Exhibition shares stories of senior members of the community, through the beauty and simplicity of portraiture painting.

By Claire Eltringham

This annual exhibition boasts a series of portraits by artists in the Territory, and their models are all senior (aged over 60 years) members of the vibrant and diverse NT community. The exhibition has been held annually in Parliament House, Darwin, since 1999 and celebrates the contribution of senior Territorians to the community.

“This event gives an opportunity for us to celebrate our Senior Territorians and reflect upon their contributions. It is also supported by the Chief Minister, the Minister for Arts and Museums and the Minister for Senior Territorians,” said The Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the Hon Kezia Purick MLA.

Award winners will be announced on Mon 5 Oct. The winner will receive a $7,000 acquisition award, donated by the Government House Foundation. The second prize winner will receive $2,000 and third prize will receive $500. There is also a People’s Choice Award prize for the artwork that receives the highest number of votes from the public. 

The Government House Foundation usually displays in Government House, Darwin but this year will see the Collection being Alice Springs based, as part of the Araluen Arts Centre’s 30th year celebrations.

Click here for the event listing.

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