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 2024 Prize consists of two key competitions:
Details of the prizes can be found below. If you are looking for more information about entering we recommend you check out the following pages:
If you have any questions about the 2024 prize, drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
Metro Arts Experimental Portraiture Prize
Two week exhibition at Metro Arts + $1000
Supported by Metro Arts, this prize will be awarded to one artist with an experimental practice.
Emerging Artists Award
2 x $1000 Vouchers