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Brisbane Portrait Prize

Presented by Brisbane Portrait Prize and Brisbane Powerhouse

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is a new cultural event for Brisbane that will showcase the best in contemporary portraiture and celebrate the character of the city and those who make it what it is.

The prize will be the pre-eminent portraiture award in Queensland, held annually at Brisbane Powerhouse.

The first prize is the $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Prize. There is also a $10,000 Digital Prize, a $5,000 Women’s Prize, a $7,500 Performing Arts & Music Award and The Courier Mail People’s Choice Prize of $7,500, for a total prize pool of $80,000.

Artists practising across all mediums, including digital, are invited to choose their subjects and enter before 23 Aug 2019.

For more information click here, 

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.