Walawaani Njindiwaan.
Ngayaga bundj nguumbun muladha gumara muruul yuwinj wanggan njin dhugandha.


We recognise Aboriginal peoples as the first people and custodians of Country.

South East Centre for Contemporary 
Art acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the lands, waterways and airspace of the Bega Valley Shire.

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2024 : Coming Summer 2024/25



Image: Cameron Richards, ‘Miss Priya Premkumar’, 2020 award winner. Courtesy the artist.

One of Australia’s most loved and richest portrait awards, the biennial Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award celebrates realistic portraiture in memory of our eponymous patron.

The $50,000 biennial award is non-acquisitive and attracts hundreds of entries from many of Australia’s most respected artists.

A prerequisite for the award was made that those works selected to hang depict their subjects accurately without abstraction and demonstrate a sound skill and knowledge of drawing and painting technique.

Details of exhibition and entry dates, as well as judges and selection panel will be announced in late May 2024.