2023 Olive Cotton Award

14 July 2023 - 24 September 2023

Ferne Millen - No labels required

Ferne Millen (b.1978) No Labels Required, 2023 C-type print.
Acquired as the Director’s Choice of the 2023 Olive Cotton Award. Courtesy the artist.

The Olive Cotton Award is generously funded by the family of Olive Cotton, one of Australia's leading twentieth century photographers, and aims to show new portraits by professional and emerging artists. The 2023 Award will be the thirteenth Award since the prize inception in 2005.

The Award, recognising excellence in photographic portraiture, is held biennially, with a major prize of $20,000. The Friends of the Gallery sponsor Director's Choice awards to the value of $4,000. All awards are acquisitive, making the Olive Cotton Award an important collecting stream for the Tweed Regional Gallery's collection of Australian portraits.

The 2023 Award judge is Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham.

The Olive Cotton Award is funded by the family of Olive Cotton with additional purchase awards funded by the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.

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