Neil Moore's "Claudio" Winner Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, 2012
First prize $50,000
People’s Choice $3,000
The Mailroom Prize $500
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is one of the smallest galleries in Australia, yet it proudly hosts one of Australia’s best loved and richest portrait prizes, every year.
The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is the coveted award, boasting a first prize of $50,000.
This biennial event, proudly sponsored by the Shirley Hannan Trust, is a celebration of realistic portraiture and attracts eminent practitioners from across Australia.
The spiritual home of the Shirley Hannan is the Bega Valley Regional Gallery which, as a small cultural outpost in a relatively remote country town, is particularly proud to host such a significant and exciting event.