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The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.

The Brisbane Portrait Prize:

  • Encourages excellence, creates opportunity for artists and increases engagement in the arts, by providing space for artists to explore contemporary portraiture, encompassing notions of story telling in the digital age.​
  • Encourages artists at every stage of their careers, provides mentoring opportunities, peer and public recognition and career advancement.​
  • Creates opportunity for audiences to broaden their thinking about their city, the community, and the world, by engaging with the artistic process, and the narratives of the sitters​

Board Members

Anna Reynolds
Former journalist, media & arts consultant

Cameron Costello
Deputy Chair
Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Claire Sourgnes
Ipswich Art Gallery

Jane Edwards AM
Executive Chairman and Founder
BBS Communications Group

Justin Feiereisel
Director | Assurance Services
Ernst & Young

Lara Cresser

Michelle Farquhar
Media & Communications consultant

Rob Hudson

Acknowledging the Traditional Owners

The Brisbane Portrait Prize acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our activities occur. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural, artistic and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich and varied contributions over time.