The Lester Prize is one of the country’s premier art prizes—an award that places artists and community proudly front-and-centre. Our prize is about the advancement of the artists, not the celebrity of the sitters.
The $100,000+ Prize pool consists of:
- The Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture (selected by a panel of judges; non-acquisitive) | $50,000 cash
- Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize (selected by artists’ peers; non-acquisitive) | $15,000 cash
- Minderoo Foundation Spirit Prize (selected by Minderoo Foundation; non-acquisitive) | $10,000 cash
- Baldock Family People’s Choice Prize (selected by the general public) | $10,000 cash
- Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize (selected by a panel of judges; non-acquisitive) | $5,000 cash
- Highly Commended (selected by a panel of judges) | up to $6,000 value
Barton Family Foundation Installers’ Prize (selected by the Art Gallery of Western Australia installation team) | $5,000 cash
Call for Entries: 28 Feb — 17 June 2022.
Entry Fee: A$45.00 (inclusive of GST) per portrait.
Image: Sidney Tapia Through you 2020. Oil on wooden board, 22 x 22 cm – Winner of the 2021 Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture