Congratulations to Jaq Grantford on Becoming the 2019 Kennedy Prize Winner with her portrait of “Tootsie, Just an Old Drag Queen”

Jaq Grantford - Tootsie, Just an Old Drag Queen
Photo: Brenton Edwards

In 1953, at the age of 20, Tootsie was jailed in Pentridge for two years simply for being gay. And then at the age of 62, he embarked on a grand new adventure and started to dress in drag and perform throughout the pub circuits of Melbourne, becoming famous in the Australian drag scene. Two weeks after seeing his portrait he died, aged 84.

Exhibition “Beauty”

 

Sat Aug 31 to Sunday 15 Sep

 

RSASA Level One

 

Cnr of Kintore Ave & North Tce

 

in the State Library Building, Adelaide

 

2019 Kennedy Prize Finalists

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Nunzio Miano
    • Elizabeth Barden
    • Katherine Nolan
    • Vanessa Newell
    • Vicki Sullivan
    • Jimmi Buscombe
    • Ben Ryan
    • Jamie Preisz
    • Elinor Alexander
    • Lynn Miller
    • Mark Davis
    • Jaq Grantford
    • Rochelle Maree
    • Carolyn O’Neill
    • Anh Nguyen
    • Luke Cornish
    • Sarah Hickey
    • Sean Hutton
    • Marieka Hambledon
    • Philip David
    • Harry Silby
    • Bernadette Freeman
    • Lise Temple
    • Patrick Cassar
    • Troy Argyros
    • Linda Lee
    • Victoria Hempstead
    • Megan Roodenrys
    • Stephen Pleban
    • Amaya Iturri
    • J Valenzuela Didi
    • Jess Mara
    • Annie O’Rourke
    • Colleen Stapleton
    • Lucy Bonnin
    • Joshua Baldwin
    • Anne-Marie Zanetti
    • Lucy Parkinson
    • Leoni Duff
    • Amelia Carroll
    • Dennis McCart
    • Alexandra Plim
    • Josh Miels
    • Donovan Christie
    • Maureen Kay Kane
    • Liz Sullivan
    • Peter Tankey
    • Michael Simms
    • Ellie Kammer

$25,000

2019 Kennedy Prize

Theme:

Beauty

Category:

Painting

Artists:

Australian