Under 18 Category. Brand new in 2020, the Brisbane Portrait Prize has introduced an Under 18 category to increase participation and provide support for young and aspiring artists. Learn More >>
Creative Conversations is a live online series which will feature artists and leaders from the Brisbane art community for a series of discussions about portraiture, possibility and the world around us.
Register for our upcoming conversations or watch recordings of past conversations. Full Details >>
COVID-19 Update. After many discussions, we are proud to confirm the Brisbane Portrait Prize will continue in 2020. Now, more than ever, we need artists. We need them to help us understand the world, celebrate our heroes, and to broaden our thinking. Read the full COVID-19 update >>
The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.
Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane.
All Brisbane Portrait Prize entries will be eligible for the $50,000 Lord Mayor's Award which is supported by Brisbane City Council.
A further $37,000 of category prizes is also available.
($35,000 cash + $2,000 vouchers)