ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Brisbane Portrait Prize is a new and distinctive cultural offering for Brisbane with a $50,000 first prize, showcasing the best in contemporary portraiture and celebrating the character of the city and those who make it what it is. The winning portrait every year will be acquired for the permanent collection.
The Brisbane Portrait Prize creates opportunities for portrait artists, encourages cultural tourism and public engagement with the arts by combining celebrity and portraiture.
Providing equality of opportunity for artists, the BPP has a commitment to excellence, transparency and expanding opportunity.
Celebrating contemporary portraiture, the artists and the portraits.
And sharing the excitement.
A new opportunity for artists. Start planning your entry. Brisbane Portrait Prize will call for entries in March 2019, with the finalists’ exhibition in October, 2019.
Watch this space for more details, and suggestions about potential sitters. Artists and sitters need to have "a connection" with Brisbane. There will be a digital category, a category for women artists, a People's Choice Prize, a Gala opening night, loads of events and activations, and plenty of opportunity to get involved.
We welcome your input and of course any enquiries regarding sponsoring the awards.
Please note that we will not enter in to correspondents regarding entrants private detials