STILL 2023: Local Talent Among 63 Finalists Announced

Published on 27 July 2023


City of Coffs Harbour is excited to reveal the list of finalists for the prestigious STILL: National Still Life Award 2023.

63 artists were selected by an independent panel following an expression of interest that attracted record 1,143 entries from across Australia, competing for an impressive prize pool of $35,000.

Among the finalists are 5 entries proudly representing our local region, demonstrating the remarkable talent within the Coffs Harbour community.

“We had a sensational response to STILL this year,” said Chris Chapman, Director City Planning and Communities at City of Coffs Harbour.

“To receive upwards of 1,100 entries is a testament to the prestige in which this exhibition is held by artists all around the country.

“The winner of STILL in 2021, Blak Douglas, went on to win the Archibald Prize. I can’t wait to see these works on display and see what some of these artists might go on to achieve.”

The finalists this year are:

Alana Hunt

Gaspare Moscone

Raelean Hall

Alicia Cox

Gerry Wedd

Raffi Butler

Alison Mitchell

Grace Dlabik

Raqiya Ahmed

Amelia Lynch

Isabella Wu

Raquel Ormella

Andrew Shillam

Jack Hodges and Alejandra Ramirez

Ray Monde

Angie de Latour

Jude Williams

Sam Kenneally

Anita Johnson

Kate Dorrough

Seabastion Toast

Anthony Scibelli

Keemon Williams

Stafford Gaffney

Bryce Anderson

Kiata Mason

Stephanie Hicks

Chelsea Gustafsson

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Susan Jacobsen

Cherie Allan

LeAnne Vincent

Suzanne Knight

Cheryl McCoy

Lucy Roleff

Tala Kaalim

Chloe Smith

Manuel Kang

Tamara Dean

Clare Belfrage

Mark Mohell

Tim Ellis

Clive Stratford

Mia Forrest

Vanessa Encarnacao

David Tucker

Miranda Hine

Vanessa Holle

Denise Faulkner

Mirra Whale

Victoria Reichelt

Drew Spangenberg

Mitch Cairns

Wendy Sharpe

Edwin Daughtry

Nick Mount

Yabini Kickett

Eleonora Pasti


Yandell Walton

Emma Thorp

Peggy Zephyr

Zai Kuang



The biennial award, now in its fourth iteration, invites artists to explore fresh and contemporary interpretations of still life themes - pushing the boundaries of this enduring genre and showcasing its vitality in Australian contemporary art.

The exhibition will run later in the year, with the winner to be judged by special guest Max Delany, Artistic Director and CEO, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.


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