We’re counting down to the official launch of the 2023 Brisbane Portrait Prize.
Entries for the 2023 prize will open on February 26, 2023. At this point we will release fill details including prizes, entry terms, entry forms and all other key information for artists and sitters.
Need some info sooner? Below you will find all the details from the 2022 prize to give you a general idea of what to expect.
If you have any other questions, drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Prize Summary
Lord Mayor’s Prize
Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize.
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 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
2022 Entry Eligibility
- The artist and subject must be Australian residents from the date entries open until the date finalists are notified
- The artist must be 18 years old or above at the time of entry
- The artist and subject must have a connection with Brisbane
- This connection must be outlined as part of the entry process
- All subjects with a connection to Brisbane are welcome and admissible, including self-portraits.
- The Brisbane Portrait Prize does encourage artists to consider producing portraits of people who have contributed to Brisbane
- Directors, Officers and Employees of the Board are not eligible to enter (however volunteers are still eligible to enter)
- All subjects must have been alive for a sitting and granted permission for the artist to enter the artwork into the Brisbane Portrait Prize
2022 Artwork Requirements
An original artwork, entirely completed and owned outright by the submitting artist
All artwork must be 2 dimensional
All artists must have the Subject’s consent to enter the artwork in the Competition, including ensuring they understand the artwork may be displayed to the public.
Portraits must have been completed within the 3 year period leading up to the Prize entry date
Artworks must not have won first prize in any other major portraiture competition
All artists must have done at least one in-person live sitting with their subject
Artwork must be:
- A maximum size of 2m high by 2m wide, inc the frame
A maximum weight of 15 kg, inc the frame
Wall-mountable, including use of D Rings and hanging wire.
May be multi-panelled, but combined size must fit within the above restrictions.
Original and not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.
Additionally, for Digital artworks:
- The submitted portrait may be produced using photographic elements including traditional photographic methods. Manipulation of the image is welcomed, and this may be in the pre or post production of the image
- Selection weight will be given to those entries that display a clear artistic and creative approach to the subject
- All digital mediums are eligible, but must be presented in a 2D printed form that can be hung in display.
- Videos and other forms of display requiring power cables are not eligible