The Percivals

Percival Portrait Painting Prize

Jenny Rodgerson, <i>Balancing in the big red coat, 2017</i>, oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm. Winner of the acquisitive <i>Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018</i>, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.

The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s own portrait competition.

Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them.

The exhibition will be held at Pinnacles Gallery.

Key Dates

  • Applications close: Monday 2 March 2020
  • Artists advised of selection: Friday 20 March 2020
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday 15 May – Sunday 5 July 2020
  • Collection of Artworks: Wednesday 8 July 2020

Applications

Award Categories

Percival Portrait Painting Prize: $40,000 (acquisitive)

People’s Choice Award: $1,500

Image: Jenny Rodgerson, Balancing in the big red coat, 2017, oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm.
Winner of the acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize

Kellie Leczinska, <i>Mbathio, Marrickville</i> [detail], 2017, inkjet print on archival rag platine, 125 x 93 cm. Winner of the acquisitive <i>Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2018</i>, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize returns for the fourth instalment since it first debuted in 2014. For the 2020 edition of this biennial event, things will be shaken up with the exhibition to be held at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Key Dates

  • Applications close: Monday 2 March 2020
  • Artists advised of selection: Friday 27 March 2020
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday 22 May – Sunday 19 July 2020
  • Collection of Artworks: Tuesday 21 July 2020

Applications

Award Categories

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize: $10,000 (acquisitive)

People’s Choice Award: $1,500

Image: Kellie Leczinska, Mbathio, Marrickville [detail], 2017, inkjet print on archival rag platine, 125 x 93 cm.
Winner of the acquisitive Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2018,  Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.

Percival Animal Portrait Prize

Elissa Sampson, <i>Unconditional, 2016</i>, graphite and charcoal on paper, 40 x 30 cm. Winner of the </i>Percival Animal Portrait Prize 2018</i>, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.The Percival Animal Portrait Prize is coordinated and awarded by Pinnacles Gallery, coinciding with the Percival Portrait Painting Prize.

Key Dates

  • Applications close: Monday 2 March 2020
  • Artists advised of selection: Friday 20 March 2020
  • Exhibition Dates: Friday 15 May – Sunday 5 July 2020
  • Collection of Artworks: Wednesday 8 July 2020

Applications

Award Categories

Percival Animal Portrait Prize: $1,000

Image: Elissa Sampson, Unconditional, 2016, graphite and charcoal on paper, 40 x 30 cm.
Winner of the Percival Animal Portrait Prize 2018, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.