Prospect Portrait Prize

Need a hand, 2021, 1mx1m, pigment print.

I am super pleased to be selected as a finalist in the 11th Prospect Portrait Prize. Open to entries nationally, a shortlist of 34 entries will be on display at the Newmarch Gallery in Adelaide.

The longest running portrait prize in South Australia, the Prospect Portrait Prize is a non-acquisitive juried exhibition of contemporary portraits in any medium.

Opened on Friday 10 December 2021 and runs until 25 January 2022.

Artist statement

The generosity of my photographic mentor Che Chorley is as immense as the ocean he loves to photograph in. He repeatedly submerged for extended periods to simulate an object relevant to a photographic concept for ‘Uprising’ I was developing.

The encouragement and advice flowed as we travelled in his car, with his photographic equipment, to Fannie Bay and the waterholes of Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory. This image reminds me of his big-heartedness and our shared sense of humour.