Portrait Of A Senior Territorian

Portrait of a Senior Territorian is a collection of paintings assembled since 1999, when the exhibition, Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award was first presented to celebrate the International Year of the Older Person. The exhibition has been held annually in Parliament House, Darwin, since 1999 and encourages the pursuit and attainment of excellence in creative endeavour by Territorian artists and celebrates the contribution of senior Territorians to the community.
The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award is unique to the Northern Territory because of the specific focus on senior Australians (aged over sixty years). The annual exhibition is a vehicle for acknowledging the significant and valuable contribution that senior Territorians make to our community, with the subjects often having made significant contributions to the Territory throughout their lives.
The annual exhibition is supported by the Northern Territory Government and the Government House Foundation, with the collection usually displayed in Government House. With many of the artists and senior Territorians represented in the Collection being Alice Springs based, the Government House Foundation is proud to bring this Collection to Alice Springs as part of the Araluen Arts Centre’s 30th year celebrations and continue to acknowledge the contribution that senior Territorians make to our lives and community in the Northern Territory.

Iain Campbell, José, 2009, oil on canvas
7 November22 March 2015
6pm – 4pm
Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs