Entries now open for the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize
Details of the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize were released this afternoon at the official Artists' Launch at Howard Smith Wharves in front of an invited audience of artists, sitters, supporters, sponsors and corporates.
Brisbane Portrait Prize Chair, Anna Reynolds, welcomed the great support from artists, supporters and art lovers of Brisbane.
“2020 was a tough year for many people, and the artworks in the finalists exhibition echoed the year that was. 2021 has to be better. Already I can see a desire for people to get out and about, and to see and experience the arts in real life.”
“Artists provide a window into our world. Their interpretations help us make sense of the difficult times in which we live. This prize gives them the opportunity to tell the stories of our city and our times through the people."
More details about the 2021 prize can be found below. If you have any further questions please drop us a line on email@example.com://www.brisbaneportraitprize.org/
To be eligible, both the artist and the sitter must have a connection to Brisbane.
Key dates for 2021 include:
7 March - Entries open
15 August - Entries close
18 September - Finalists announced
29 September - Exhibition opens
6 October - Winners announced
31 October - Exhibition closes.
About the prize
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 sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane.
In 2021 $87,000 is available in prizes.