21 August – 13 September 2020 Gallery 1
The Adam Portraiture Award is New Zealand’s premier portraiture prize. Supported by the Adam Foundation this biennial award highlights the power of portraiture and celebrates New Zealanders and the portrait painters who represent them.
This exhibition showcases the 50 artworks that were shortlisted from hundreds of entries by judges, Karen Quinlan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, and Linda Tyler, convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland.
The winning artist receives $20,000 and the winning artwork becomes part of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The Second Prize winner and People’s Choice Award winner receive $2,500 each.
Hayley Elliott-Kernot, A Colourful Life, Oil $690