2017 BLACK SWAN PRIZE FOR Portraiture Prize Money

Lester Group

$50,000 Lester Group Prize

Judge's Prize: Selected by a panel of three judges

$10,000 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize

Peer Prize: Selected by the Artists' peers
 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize

$7,500 People's Choice Prize

Public Prize: Selected by the public

2 x $500 art gift vouchers from H.U. Kendall & Co

Highly Commended: Selected by a panel of three judges



Founding Sponsor – Lester Group

As a lifetime lover and collector of Australian Art, I consider it a real privilege and a pleasure to be the founding sponsor of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.

We live in a wonderful country, but it concerns me that we tend to be recognised internationally more for our sporting achievements than our creative prowess. This Prize is, I believe, a positive and well-conceived step towards restoring the balance.

On behalf of the Lester Group, I would like to wish you every success and international recognition for the Prize. May it go on to achieve the same prominence as the Archibald Prize!

Best wishes,

Dick Lester AM
Lester Group

Dick Lester