2022 Lester Prize finalists announced

Last Updated: 02 Aug 2022
Abigail Macleod

Selected from over 700 incredible entries this year, these 40 finalists showcase a variety of artistic techniques to create beautiful works of portraiture. This year’s Pre-Selection Panel included Dr Clarissa Ball, Linton Partington, Amy Barrett-Lennard, Bahar Sayed & Tyrown Waigana.

Winners of the Prize will be announced on 30 September 2022. The Lester Prize Main Awards exhibition will be held in Gallery 5 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, from October 1 to November 13, 2022, with the option to attend the exhibition in-person or online in the virtual gallery space.

Hamid Abbasi (WA)

Dream Imaginary

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Richard Allen (NSW)

Printer Painter Peter

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Sophia Alone (WA)

Respect Grandfather Kutri Makanykarra

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Sarah Anthony (VIC)

Breathe

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Paul Askins (WA)

Gungeo

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Rod Bailey (QLD)

Joe Geia in Corroboree Park

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Elizabeth Barden (QLD)

Tukuiap

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Peter Berner (NSW)

Third Child at 59

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Jeremy Blank (WA)

Self-portrait with a sore throat and runny nose (9000+ per day)

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Sean Burton (VIC)

Saif as Houses

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Deidre But-Husaim (SA)

Lewis

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Stirling Caiulo (VIC)

Keep Moving Forward

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Ming How Chan (QLD)

Portrait of a Painter

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Sudhir Chhetri (VIC)

Soup of the Day

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Mark Chu (VIC)

Here in Spirit

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Greg Creek (VIC)

Diecast-Speech Painting (Picture of David Sequiera)

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Susannah Curtis (TAS)

Nappanangka

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Jennifer D’Arcy (VIC)

Trent Crawford Focused

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Andrew Daly (WA)

George Haines in his Studio

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Robert Darbourne (WA)

Self Portrait in Winter Hat

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Liam Dee (WA)

Over Saturation

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Julia Donney (NSW)

Smoko

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Nathan Feldman (VIC)

The Brown Minstrels Sing from the Generational Trauma Hymnbook

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Damian Gascoigne (NSW)

Jagi

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Monika Gruszka (NSW)

Sid with a Straw Hat

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Thomas Hona (NSW)

Self Portrait

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Nicholas Hopwood (TAS)

Quest

Jasmin Lawford (WA)

The Note

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Adrian Lazzaro (VIC)

Self Portrait

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Marie Mansfield (NSW)

The Scarf

Elizabeth Nelson (VIC)

Bared

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Fiona O’Byrne (VIC)

Tim and Bo

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Nathan Paddison (NSW)

Canned Own as Me

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Jenna Pickering (WA)

Paul Kelly

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Andy Quilty (WA)

Mum

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Leigh Rees (VIC)

Jinesh

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Kirthana Selvaraj (NSW)

Vicki’s Screen Time

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Rosemary Spelman (WA)

My Mother

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Jill Talbot (NSW)

Darren and Ray

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Fiona White (VIC)

Beggars Belief

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