St Margaret's News February 2019 - Page 8

NPPP 2019 As previously reported in an earlier issue, Madeline Bishop, is a finalist in this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize. The images, and associated Artist’s Statements, by all 40 finalists can now be seen on the National Portrait Gallery’s Website at https://nppp.portrait.gov.au/. Maddie’s finalist image and statement are on the opposite page. The winner and highly commended photographers will be announced at 6pm on Friday 22 February. The exhibition of 40 portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from Saturday 23 February until Sunday 7 April 2019. On Saturday 23 February, there will be a discussion at the NPG based on the NPPP 2019 exhibition to explore photographic portraiture and the power relations between subject and photographer. Dr Christopher Chapman, NPG Senior Curator and NPPP judge, will chair a panel comprising his fellow arbiters – photographer Hoda Afshar and NGA Curator of Photography Anne O'Hehir – along with author and commentator Zoya Patel. The NPG says it will be a relaxed conversation, with questions and comments encouraged. The NPPP Forum is on from 11 am - 12 pm. No need to book, but interested people are encouraged to turn up early as places are limited. Congratulations James Asquith Allan Asquith is understandably proud of his grandson James Asquith, who has done better than any Rhodes scholar in his First Class Honours Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Mechatronics completed at University of Technology Sydney in 2018. James received various awards: • • • the Eldred G Bishop Prize of $3,000 for exceptional academic and Innova- tion in Major Project Weir Scholarship valued at $60,000 (the highest paid scholarship at UTS) best final year innovation project amongst 250 applications from civil, mechanical, chemical and medical engineering. We extend our congratulations to both James and Allan. St Margaret’s News 8 February 2019