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2019 Archibald Prize

Kendal has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Archibald Prize.

The exhibition of finalists will be on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until the 8th of September 2019, and will then be touring the following regional galleries.

14 Sept 2019 – 5 Nov 2019TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
15 Nov 2019 – 12 Jan 2020Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
25 Jan  2020 – 8 Mar 2020Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
20 Mar 2020 – 3 May 2020Bank Art Museum Moree
15 May 2020 – 28 Jun 2020Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
4 Jul 2020 – 16 Aug 2020Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery


Click to see all finalists.

2019 John Stringer Prize

Kendal has been selected as one of 6 finalists in the 2019 John Stringer Prize.

The John Stringer Prize is a non-acquisitive, annual award for a single contemporary artwork of outstanding merit by a Western Australian artist. The John Stringer Prize is run by The Collector’s Club Inc of WA.

2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

Kendal was named winner of the Peoples Choice Award in the $10,000 acquisitive Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize at Lismore Regional Gallery NSW.

‘The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize. Now in its 6th year the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, a painting and drawing prize open to artists Australia wide whose artwork depicted a person from the Northern Rivers. It has since expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium. The prize is open to artists nationally.’

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Read more about the Peoples Choice Award.


2018 Perth Royal Art Prize

‘Retreat’ was highly commended in the 2018 Perth Royal Art Prize.


“The 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show announces the launch of its annual art prize, the Perth Royal Art Prize with a substantial prize pool of $23,500, including a First Prize of $20,000. It is the only prize in WA dedicated to the theme of landscape. The Prize is for WA artists only, both regional and metropolitan.”


Artist’s statement

This piece as an internal landscape reflects on mental states surrounding fear and anxiety; it is symbolic of retreating to a comfort zone, separation from community and the self-fulfilling prophecy this can create.

Judges’ comments

Retreat is redolent with promise; the judges were impressed with the technical confidence, skilful realism and potential of this young artist. The combination of interior and exterior at twilight evokes a surreal, disturbing scene.

The narrative in this image is not one of domestic bliss, the everyday subject matter is innovatively presented in an enigmatic manner. Gear delivers a sense of being in the trees, suspended in a dreamscape on the Darling Scarp above the lights of Perth.

2018 Jacaranda Aquisative Drawing Award

Kendal has been selected as a finalist in the Jacarcanda Auqisitive Drawing Award for her coloured pencil drawing ‘Haze’.


The 2018 JADA attracted 498 entries from 371 artists across Australia, with the selection process being difficult given the calibre and number of entries received, ultimately 55 works were chosen.
The 2018 JADA selection panel comprised of:
Niomi Sands Director, Grafton Regional Gallery
Peter Wood CEO, Arts Northern Rivers
Cath Fogarty Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Co-ordinator
Heather Brown President: Friends of the Grafton Gallery and Gallery Advisory Committee member
Bree Hiatt Chair: Gallery Advisory Committee

The exhibition will be offically opened on Friday 26 October from 6.30pm. The highlight of the opening will be the announcement of the winner of the $30,000 prize and acquired works by the Judge Anne Ryan Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings & Watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The exhibition will be on display at Grafton Regional Gallery from Saturday 27 October to 9 December 2018 and will tour to the following Galleries throughout 2019 to mid 2020:

Manning Regional Gallery
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery
Griffith Regional Art Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery
Tamworth Regional Gallery

To view the list of 2018 JADA artists CLICK HERE

To view the 2018 JADA finalists works CLICK HERE

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2018 Black Swan Prize For Portraiture

For the third consecutive year, Kendal has been selected as a finalist in the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture with her self-portrait ‘Untitled’.

The Black Swan Prize is one of Australia’s richest Portraiture Prizes.

Read more about the prize here.

View the 2018 finalists.

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