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Applications for the 9th Prospect Portrait Prize are now open

City of Prospect is pleased to announce the 9th Prospect Portrait Prize is open. Since its inception in 1999, the biennial Portrait Prize has been a key feature of City of Prospect’s arts calendar.

The aim of the Portrait Prize is to showcase the portrait as an art form through a diverse range of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, sculpture, installation and even performance art. Self-portraits are also welcome.

The portrait lies at the heart of artistic culture because they are about reality and emotion and speak to us about life and the human condition, not intellectual abstraction. The Gallery is specifically requesting contemporary portraits completed in the last 18 months, revealing inner aspects of the subject, whether human or animal.

The Prospect Arts Action Network (PAAN) is seeking entries from artists with a fresh approach to portraiture, who want to challenge and inspire the viewer. Works from artists across Australia are welcome and all submissions must be received by 29 September 2017.

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For more information, call 08 8342 8175 or email

City of Prospect wishes to acknowledge and thank our major sponsor Terry Howe Printing Services for supporting this community initiative.


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