Saturday, April 30, 2011

Finalist in the Olive Cotton Award 2011

Janina Green is a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award a $20,000 Biennial Award for Excellence in Photographic Portraiture.
Sid Thornbury 2011
The Olive Cotton Award began in 2005 as an annual award for excellence in photographic portraiture offering a $10,000 acquisitive major prize, funded by Cotton’s family in memory of “one of Australia's leading twentieth century photographers” (Art Gallery NSW, 2000). 2009 marked the change of the Award from annual to biennial starting in 2011. Consequently the major prize doubled to $20,000 and the Director’s Choice purchase awards, sponsored by the Friends of the Tweed River Art Gallery, doubled to $4,000. The winning and purchased works join the Tweed River Art Gallery’s “Australian Portrait Collection”.