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Showcasing the best in contemporary portraiture.

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View the 2020 FinalistsIn 2020, 71 finalists were selected for the Brisbane Portrait Prize from a massive pool of 672 entries.

Once again the overall quality of entries was outstanding and the judging board had an exceptionally difficult time choosing the finalists.

Under 18 Finalists + Highly Commended. 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.

94 entries were received which have been narrowed down to 4 finalists and 14 highly commended works.

Tickets available for the Finalists ExhibitionThe Brisbane Portrait Prize Finalists exhibition runs at the Brisbane Powerhouse from September 30 to November 1.

About the prize

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. 

Just under $90,000 is available in prizes.