CALL FOR ENTRIES: $50,000 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

Published by: ARTrinsic Inc | 23-Apr-2016
Entries are now open for the 2016 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. Entries close July 22nd 2016. The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture is Australia's third richest non-digital portrait prize. The annual national prize showcases both emerging and established artists working in the field of portraiture. Held in the heart of Perth, this exhibition celebrates the best of Australian portraiture.
Venue: Art Gallery of Western Australia
Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia
Date: Entries close 22nd July, 2016
Call: 432275690
Artist submissions are now open for the $50,000 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, which this year is celebrating ten years of attracting the highest calibre artists from across Australia to enter WA's only portrait prize.

ARTrinsic Inc, the creators and organisers of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) as part of its ten-year celebrations.

The finalist portraiture works will be on public display at WA's State Art Gallery. The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture will be the signature event of AGWA's Portraiture Month from Saturday 8 "“ Monday 31 October 2016. This partnership enables the popular exhibition to be on display for a longer than usual period of time, attracting a wider audience of art lovers and general public alike.

Online submission by artists closes on Friday 22 July 5pm WST.

Artists are invited to submit portraits of an Australian, or Australians that they respect or admire. A full list of terms and artists conditions is available via The 30-40 finalists will be announced on Friday 5 August 2016, with the main winner announced at a special Award Night on Friday 14 October 2016.

For details on how to enter in 2016 visit


"¢ $50,000 Lester Group First Prize
"¢ $7,500 People's Choice Prize (voting at venue)
"¢ 2 x $500 Art Gift Vouchers by HU Kendall & Co


"¢ Entries Close: Friday 22 July, 2016
"¢ Finalist's Announced: Friday 5th August, 2016
"¢ Prize Winners Announced: 14th October 2016
"¢ Exhibition Dates: 8th October "“ 31st October 2016

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