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Wendy Bowman, 2019

David Darcy

Darling Portrait Prize Highly Commended

Wendy Bowman is an 86 year-old farmer and environmentalist from Camberwell, in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. In 2017 Wendy was awarded the international Goldman Environmental Prize – the world's pre-eminent environmental award for grassroots conservation – after she won a legal victory against mining company Yancoal, halting the development of a 315 hectare coal mine that would have consumed her farm. Wendy has endured three decades of battling the multinational mining companies that surround her property. She has been evicted and relocated, but continues to fight for the rights of landholders.

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Darling Portrait Prize

Previous exhibition, 2020

The Darling Prize is a new annual prize for Australian portrait painters, painting Australian sitters. The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.