Noel McKenna: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Art Collection Up Close install photo with artworks by Uncle Noel Blair, Kathleen Shillam, Laurindo de Abreu Soto, Claude Jones, Noel McKenna and Pat Hoffie Image courtesy of the City of Moreton Bay, photograph by Louis Lim

In addition to being a finalist in both the Adelaide Perry Prize and the Darling Portrait Prize, Noel McKenna‘s work is currently showing in the exhibition Art Collection up close at Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine, QLD. The exhibition is drawn from the City of Moreton Bay’s Art Collection. Noel McKenna also features in the latest issue of MCA magazine. Purchase your copy here.

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.

Art Collection up close
Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine, QLD
until 15 June 2024

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

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