2017 Portraiture Prize Money
$10,000 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize
Peer Prize: Selected by the Artists' peers
$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!
Dick Lester AM