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Evert Ploeg

Evert Ploeg is a leading Australian portrait artist. Winner of numerous awards and many times a finalist in the Archibald Prize, he is available to undertake portrait commissions.
Finalist - AGNSW Archibald Prize – portrait of George Eliis, Conductor. This portrait went on to win the People's Choice Award in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Winner - Exceptional Merit Award, Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition, Washington DC - 'Mariella Everett'
Winner - Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize
Group Show - The Macquarie Bank International Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition - Australian Embassy, Washington DC
Portrait commission - Dr Paul Scully Power AM, DSM, NSM, First Australian Astronaut in Space - NASA Space Shuttle Challenger 1984
Portrait commission - Prof. Ross Williams, Dean of Economics and Commerce 1994-2002 Melbourne University
Jeans for Genes Charity Event, Sydney Town Hall - 'David Carradine'
AGNSW Archibald Prize finalist and Packing Room Prize winner - 'Jana Wendt'. Regional tour including Melbourne Arts Centre
Invited Guest Judge - Warringah Art Prize
Group Show - Courtroom and Street Antics - 'Judge Ramon F Burke' (retired) Arthouse Hotel
Attend Portrait Society of America Conference in Boston USA
Museum travel New York
Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize 'Frank Bartilillo', Highly Commended
Jeans for Genes Charity Event, Darling Harbour, Sydney - 'Burt Bacharach'
Portrait Artists Australia Inaugural Exhibition - 'Passion' a portrait of Antonio Vargas, People's Choice Winner
Group Show Unhung Heroes Made from Australia Galleries, Canberra 'Kamahl'
Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize 'Catherine Gelonesi No 2' Honourable Mention
Portrait commission UK - Robb-King - international film and makeup artist BAFTA winner, Academy Award Nominee
Portrait commission 'Isabel and Julian' for film actor Carrie Anne-Moss
Extensive travel throughout UK, Europe including Netherlands and Italy
Feature on Channel 9 'Our House' showcasing design of studio 'The Barn'
Selected Group Show 'Salon des Refuse' SH Ervin Gallery - 'Richard Roxburgh' and winner Holding Redlich Peoples Choice Award
AGNSW Sporting Portrait Prize finalist 'Louise Sauvage' one of only 19 finalists, held in conjunction with Sydney Olympics
Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 'Richard Roxburgh' travels nationally two years.
Finalist AGNSW Archibald prize - 'Deborah Mailman' People's Choice Winner, Sydney and Melbourne. The portrait was subsequently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
2BL Radio Listeners' Choice Award - 'Deborah Mailman'
Guest Lecturer Newcastle Regional Gallery - September 15
Selected Group Show 'Salon des Refuse' SH Ervin Gallery - 'Peter Morrissey', 3rd Place People's Choice Award
Selected Group Show 'Salon des Refuse' SH Ervin Gallery - 'Bananas in Pyjamas' - controversy and media attention surrounding subject and eligibility for the AGNSW Archibald Prize; interview on Channel 9 'Today Show' regarding 'Bananas in Pyjamas'
Sculpture Short Course - Modern techniques with George Hangay, Tramshed, Narrabeen, Sydney
'Mask of Myth' 1st Solo Exhibition showcasing 15 oil paintings, interpretations of Greek Mythology, Annandale, Sydney
Travel through Asia, with museum studies in Netherlands, Turkey and France
Built self designed studio 'The barn' on Sydney's Northern Beaches
1984-mid 90s
Graduated Design College and pursued early work as a fashion illustrator. Artwork was constantly featured in editorial and advertising spreads in fashion magazines such as Vogue.
As a freelance artist/illustrator, work was being commissioned by prestigious department stores, international cosmetic companies, leading advertising agencies and major publishing houses.
Commissioned to illustrate the republications of the Australian classic stories 'We of the Never Never'; 'Clancy of the Overflow' and the favourite children's adventure series 'Cairo Jim'.
In 1999 received a coveted award from publisher Random House for 'Outstanding Cover'


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