Kennedy Prize 2023 Winner
Sid Pattni
“The Story of Us (Portrait of Moz)"

This is Moz, a Kurdish refugee who fled repression and sought shelter in Australia. Despite spending over 7 years locked up in detention after arriving by boat, he remained resilient. He spent 15 months in a hotel room, deprived of fresh air, his spirit persevered. Now a vocal advocate for refugee rights, he embodies the beauty of resilience.


Oil, synthetic polymer and cotton thread on canvas


Judges Statement:The haunting portrait of Kurdish refugee Moz entitled, The Story of Us spoke to the judges with his arresting gaze. Overlaid with rhythmical stitching that evokes a sense of time marked and endured, confinement and restriction it illustrates so beautifully liberties denied.

The work champions the beauty of resilience in the human spirit to triumph against the most unimaginable odds and gives a voice to those that come to Australia for a better life/ future”


Nyland Prize 2023 Winner
Margaret Ambridge

During our conversation Alice spoke quietly and with a ‘flat bat’ approach about her cancer experience. Sharing disparate comments about “wanting to look as elegant as I can to give me confidence” and “wanting to sit on the hill at the cricket with no top on like the men” it was a conversation I will never forget.


Digital capture


2023 Nyland Prize | Photography | Finalists

Adam Simpson
Aldona Kmieć
Belinda Walker
Chloe Henderson
Christine Hall
Clement Chua
Craig Crosthwaite
Dane Beesley

David Hume
Doug Fyfe

Edwin Daughtry
Francis Cloake
Han Chan
Harry Clarke
Isla Carruthers
Jan Leś
Jasmin Feneley

Kate Taylor
Leanne Hardy
Lianne Manley

Louise Agnew
Malcolm Edward-Cole
Margaret Ambridge
Masa Hoss
Michelle Usher
Mieke Boynton
Moira Fearby
Nicholas Hook
Paul Whitehead
Peter Barnes

2023 Kennedy Prize | Painting | Finalists

Anna Speirs
Ben Ryan
Carol Scholich
Chelsea Gustafsson
Chilu Krile
Claire Mooney
Elizabeth Moore Golding
Eveline Ruys
Gail Kellett
Gregory Alexander

Ignacio Rojas
James Stickland
Jane Reynolds
Janelle Hatherly
Jaq Grantford
Jenny McCracken
Jess Hayton
Joe Whyte
Juanita Van Den Bergh
Katherine Gailer

Lana Dang
Liz Gridley
Lucy Fekete
Lyn Bartolo
Margaret Ingles
Matthew Gill
Melanie Crawford
Michael Simms
Nicole Pascal
Nunzio Miano

Otto Schmidinger
Paul Alexander
Penelope oates
Peter Tankey
Philip David
Pleasance Ingle
Rachelle Dusting
Richard Allen
Sarah Anthony
Sarah Park

Sid Pattni
Siew Siang Tay
Solomon Kammer
Sonia Martignon
Tim O’Shea
Tom Christophersen
Tom Hermann
Trisha Lambi
Wendy Pfeiffer
Ying Chen

Kennedy Prize Exhibition 2022 @ RSASA Gallery

Exhibition 2nd - 17th september

Kennedy Prize 2023








Exhibition 2nd - 17th september

Nyland Prize 2023








Katya, Tony Kearney, Expired 4×5 film in vintage camera, scanned, printed on Hahnemule photo rag with archival ink, 2014 – Kennedy Prize Finalist

Kennedy Prize 2022 Winner:

Byron Copland - "Ageing Still Life Diptych"

Judges Statement: “Looking through an alternate lens on the brief – it is the antethesis of beauty that captivates. Intimate and thoughtfully composed, this dyptich shows beauty in the mundane. Capturing various stages of decay in order to define beauty.”


Byron Copland 2022 Kennedy Prize Winner