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.
In 2023 the prize will once again consist of two key competitions:
Info about the prizes on offer and key dates can be found below. Further information for artists can be found via these pages:
If you have any other questions about the 2023 prize, drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord Mayor’s Prize
$50,000 + Mentoring Package
Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize.
The mentoring package comes courtesy of the Brisbane Business Hub and involves career advancement support, including technical, marketing and financial management support.
Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award
Supported by The Courier-Mail, this award is chosen by popular vote from all the finalists.
Performing Arts and Music Award
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
Supported by the Clem Jones Foundation, this award is open to all individuals who identify as women.
Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2022 finalists exhibition.
Next Gen Prize
Emerging Artists Award
2 x $1000 Vouchers
Metro Arts Experimental Portraiture Prize
Two week exhibition at Metro Arts + $900
Supported by Metro Arts, this prize will be awarded to one emerging or early career artist with an experimental practice.