Entries open for Tweed photo portrait competition

The Tweed Regional Gallery is calling on local artists to enter a photographic portrait in the biennial Olive Cotton Award competition.

The Award offers a top prize of $20,000 – generously funded by the family of the late Olive Cotton, one of Australia’s leading twentieth-century photographers – and a Directors’ Choice award worth $4,000. The Gallery also runs a People’s Choice Award for the duration of the exhibition, where the exhibitor with the most votes receives $250.

Tweed Regional Gallery Director Susi Muddiman said: “These prizes are acquisitive, making the Olive Cotton Award an important collecting stream for Tweed Regional Gallery’s collection of Australian portraits.”


The judge for this year’s Award is Dr Shaune Lakin, the Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Entries for the Olive Cotton Award close on Friday 12 May at 5pm and the exhibition of entries will be on display from 21 July to 8 October 2017. Entry forms are available: at the Gallery; by calling (02) 6670 2790 or through the Tweed Regional Gallery’s website.


SUPPLIED: Natalie Grono / Pandemonium’s Shadow