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The Brisbane Portrait Prize Finalists exhibition run at the Brisbane Powerhouse from September 29 to October 30.

The exhibition will showcase the 60 artists who were selected as Finalists including 56 entrants from the main competition and 4 from the Next Gen Competition. We’d love for you to join us for this celebration of art, Brisbane artists and the characters who make our city, what it is. 

We’ve included below more information on the Exhibition including location, opening hours and ticketing.

Exhibition times, location + tickets

The Brisbane Portrait Prize Finalists Exhibition will run at the Brisbane Powerhouse:

119 Lamington Street, New Farm

Attendance at this exhibition remains free, however, to ensure a good viewing experience for all, capacities will be managed and we will require you to book tickets.

  • Official exhibition hours 10.30am to 4.30pm, 7 days a week.
  • Visits are ticketed for for 1 hour blocks, starting at 10.30am.
  • Tours will be offered each day at 11am and 2pm.
  • ‘Walk-ins’ without a ticket will be admitted providing we have not exceeded capacity for that time. To guarantee your spot, we recommend you book your free ticket via the button below. 

  • If you are looking to bring a school group to the exhibition you have two options:

    • If it is a small group (10 and under) you may simply book via the button below

    • If it is a large group, drop us a line on and we will be happy to work through the details with you.
A note on parking at Brisbane Powerhouse: 

Free parking is available at New Farm Park, alternatively you can park in the Brisbane Powerhouse car park where you’ll be required to pay for parking if visiting for more than 30 minutes – view parking rates here.

Auslan Tour

Join us for an Auslan tour led by a Brisbane Portrait Prize board member, working alongside an Auslan interpreter. Engage with a selection of Finalist artworks on display and take part in an inclusive group discussion.

This event is tailored for Deaf-identifying adults and their families. The tours are delivered in English and interpreted into Auslan.

Saturday October 15, 3pm to 5pm

Exhibition Curator: Simone Linssen


Simone Linssen is a Brisbane based, with a postgraduate degree in Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art. She has curated and coordinated numerous exhibitions and awards through commercial and public organisations.