The Lester Prize

29 October 2019

Two of our Gifted and Talented Visual Art students, Melina Hosseinzadeh of Year 10 and Torren Whisson of Year 12 are finalists in The Lester Prize for Portraiture Youth Award.

Melina’s painting of her brother Berhad titled, ‘The Gaze’ was painted in her Saturday morning art classes with tutor Mark Tweedie.

Torren’s self-portrait, ‘Scrutinise the Surface’ was the artwork she submitted to the National Gallery of Australia for the Summer Arts Scholarship, which she attended earlier this year. Such a great achievement for both girls.

To view all selected youth finalists follow the link:

One of our Gifted and Talented Visual Art tutors, Torsten Knorr has been selected in The Lester Prize for Portraiture Adult Award. His painting is of Jamie Arkeveld.

To view all selected adult finalists follow the link:…/the-lester-prize-for-portrai…/

The Lester Prize Main Awards Exhibition will be held in the historic Centenary Galleries at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre from 9 November to 9 December 2019.


‘The Gaze’ by Melina Hosseinzadeh Oroumi

Scrutinise the Surface by Torren Whisson


Jamie Arkeveld portrait by Torsten Knorr

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