The Portrait Prize selected works have been announced! Click here to see the full list.
Our biennial Portrait Prize, on now until 31 August, attracts talented artists from across the UK and beyond. This year’s show is selected by professional portrait painters John Devane, Robert Neil VP PPRBSA, Sara Shamma, and Jonathan Waller.
There is a selection of prizes to be won, including a £1,000 top prize and a People’s Choice Prize, selected from votes cast by visitors.
The exhibition is free to visit and everyone is welcome.
Associated Event: Closing Party & Prizes
Quick Portraits and Portrait Demonstration – Sat 24 August 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
RBSA Artists John Davenport and Francesca Currie will be in the Gallery during the Portrait Prize Exhibition. John will be sketching quick portraits of visitors, and Francesca will be demonstrating her portrait painting.
Booking is essential for the quick portraits. No booking needed to watch Francesca and John at work. For more information click here.
Portrait Prize Closing Party – Saturday 31 August, 2-4pm.
Prizes will be awarded by John Devane at the Closing Party. For more information click here.
The GMC Trust First Prize – £1,000 cash prize
Maguire Jackson Second Prize – £500
Rosemary & Co. Prize – £250 materials voucher
Jackson Art Supplies Prize for Young Artist – £125 materials voucher
People’s Choice Prize – £50
Up to 6 Highly Commended certificates
Banner image: John Martin, Fidele Performs His Poem