Winner Emerging Artist grant 2023-2024 – Zoe Morgan

As the 48th annual Portland Art Exhibition approaches, the Portland Art Purchase Society is pleased to announce the winner of the newly created 2023/24 Emerging Artist Grant, Zoe Morgan.

Zoe is a young aspiring artist from Lithgow. She is 17 years old and a Yr 12 student at Lithgow High School. 

She has always been a creative person, even as a young child. Designing and making clothes for her Barbie dolls.

She loves to work on canvas with all types of mediums. Acrylics, spray paint, crayon, textures and mixed media.

Her talent at creating water and sky is well advanced for her age. This was the deciding factor for the committee to choose her as the winning recipient of the Emerging Artist Award.

She doesn’t like to pre sketch out her designs, but would rather free flow and create her artworks intuitively. 

Zoe’s artworks centre around fantasy, dreams and the human skull, and have a dark mystical quality, taking inspiration from tattoo art. She plans are to continue art as a hobby into the future.

The committee would also like to take the opportunity to remind artists that the deadline for entry is fast approaching with Entry Forms due by 5pm February 9 2024. Entries via the online form on the website

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