The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award honours and celebrates the remarkable accomplishments and contributions made by senior Territorians to our community. It serves as a platform to inspire excellence and innovation in portraiture among artists from the Northern Territory.

2024 is the 25th anniversary of the award.

Complete the application form below to win one of the following prizes:
First Prize: $7,500
Second Prize: $2,000
Third Prize: $500

People's Choice Award: $1000

Young Artist Award: $500
(applicants must be aged 16 to 25 on the date applications close)

In addition to the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award, the Selfie with a Senior competition will commence during this period. To apply for the Selfie with a Senior Award click here.

Applications close on Thursday June 27th 2024.
Please complete the application form below and read the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting; this award is open to individuals over the age of 16, on the application closing date.

The exhibition will take place in Parliament House, Darwin: 2nd to 17th August 2024, Seniors Month.

For all general enquiries email poast@tactilearts.org.au or phone 08 8981 6616.

Tactile Arts delivers the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.



Image Credits Left to Right:

Catherine Conner, portrait of Albert Lilypiyana, 'What are they on about' | Montana Kitching, portrait of Therese Wokai Bourke 'Therese Wokai Bourke' | David Henry, portrait of David Henry, 'I Love my Darwin Home' | Catherine Miles & Leslie Nawirridj, portrait of Leslie Nawirridj, 'Proud Aboriginal Man' | Bradley Button, portrait of Paul Pantazis, 'Parap Fine Gentleman'.