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Winner: People's Choice 1994

Bill Leak Malcolm Turnbull

oil on canvas

167.6 x 182.8 cm

This portrait by Bill Leak of Malcolm Turnbull (born 1954) won the 1994 People’s Choice award. Turnbull had worked as a lawyer, journalist and merchant banker and, at this stage, was chair of the Australian Republican Movement. It was only later that he entered parliament, as a member of the Liberal Party, eventually serving as prime minister from 2015 to 2018.