Lord Mayor's Prize, 2023 - 'Still Thriving' by Dylan Mooney

Brisbane Portrait Prize is a contemporary portraiture competition showcasing artists and the unique character of our city.

To be eligible, both the artist and the sitter must have a connection to Brisbane. For further information visit Brisbane Portrait Prize website.

Key dates

  • 26 February - entries open
  • 1 August - entries close
  • 16 September - finalists announced
  • 28 September - exhibition opens
  • 3 October - winners announced
  • 29 October - exhibition closes


Category prizes

  • $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Prize + mentoring package
  • $10,000 Digital Portraiture Award supported by Accenture
  • $7,500 Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award
  • $7,500 Performing Arts and Music Award, supported by the Lister Family Foundation
  • $5,000 Sylvia Jones Prize for women artists supported by the Clem Jones Foundation
  • $5,000 Packers Prize supported by Howard Smith Wharves
  • $2,000 Next Gen Prize supported by Gadens
  • 2 x $1,000 vouchers from Oxlades presented to two emerging artists
  • 2 week exhibition + $900 supported by Metro Arts

2023 finalists

You can now view the 70 finalists from the main competition as well as the Next Gen gallery which comprises 14 finalists and 25 highly commended works.

Main competition gallery | Next Gen gallery

2023 winners

In addition to the tile display below, you can view the images for the 2023 Brisbane Portrait Prize winners' artworks in Council's Flickr account.

More information

To find out more about the competition and to read the terms and conditions, visit the Brisbane Portrait Prize website.

Read more about Council’s commitment to the creative sector.

Previous year winners

View the winners' artworks on Council's Flickr account.

Last updated: 10 November 2023

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