Noel McKenna, The Book Collector’s Wife, 2023, ink on paper, 29.5 x 21cm Finalist in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Congratulations to Noel McKenna, finalist in both the Adelaide Perry Prize and the Darling Portrait Prize.

The Adelaide Perry Prize is an annual acquisitive award hosted by PLC, Sydney and was judged by Sasha Grishin this year.

The Darling Portrait Prize is a biennial national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015). This year the prize will be judged by Bree Pickering, Director, National Portrait Gallery; Erin Vink, Curator First Nations Art (local and global), Art Gallery of New South Wales and Tara Heffernan, Art Historian and Critic. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be held at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra from 22 June to 22 September 2024.

Noel McKenna also features in the latest issue of MCA magazine. Purchase your copy here.

The Darling Portrait Prize
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
22 June – 22 September 2024

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