The winner of The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017 was announced at the official opening on the 26th of October 2017 by Australian novelist and twice winner of the Miles Franklin award, Alex Miller.
Lewis Miller was named the winner of The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017 for his work Vale St self portrait, by prize judge Terry Matassoni. Matassoni comments that while it was an incredibly hard decision with such a number of outstanding works, the honesty of Miller’s self portrait won through.
The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017 celebrates excellence and diversity in self-portraiture by artists Australia-wide. We have been incredibly grateful to host and administer this prize from the initial call for entries, all the way through to the resulting exhibition, and will enjoy the experience of sharing it with our visitors for the remainder of our 2017 exhibition program. We offer our thanks to the anonymous selectors, prize judge Terry Matassoni, Alex Miller, and of course Rick Amor, for his generosity in sponsoring such an exciting and important prize. Lastly, we wish to thank and congratulate the 38 shortlisted artists for their outstanding contributions to the exhibition.
The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017 will be showing in the Barn Gallery until 7 January 2018.
Pictured above: ‘Vale St self portrait’ 2017, oil on Belgian linen, 81.5 x 51 cm