The Percivals

The Percivals 2024

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 competitions have also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them.

The Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize will be exhibiting at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 22 June until 1 September 2024.

Call for Artists

Applications for The Percivals 2024 are now open, with artists from across the country invited to apply for the prestigious visual arts competitions.

The Percival Portrait Painting Prize, the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize winners will take home a share of $53,000 in prize money.

Key Dates

Applications close 10am AEST Tuesday 13 February 2024
Artists advised of selection Wednesday 13 March 2024
Delivery of artworks Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 June 2024
Winners announcement and official opening Saturday 22 June 2024 TBC
Exhibition dates 22 June – 1 September 2024
Collection of artworks Friday 6 September 2024

Award Categories

Percival Portrait Painting Prize
Major Acquisitive Prize: $40,000
People's Choice Award: $1,000

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize
Major Acquisitive Prize: $10,000
People's Choice Award: $1,000

Percival Animal Portrait Prize
Non-acquisitive Prize: $1,000

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Administration Fee Payment

Percival Portrait Painting Prize | A non-refundable administration fee of $44.00 AUD per entry
Percival Photographic Portrait Prize | A non-refundable administration fee of $44.00 AUD per entry
Percival Animal Portrait Prize | FREE to enter

Artists may enter up to three (3) entries for pre-selection in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize and Percival Photographic Portrait Prize. Each entry will require its own submission detail (including all relevant supporting material) to be completed within an application form. Artists will be required to pay an individual entry fee for each entry submitted.

Payment can be made over the counter or by phone at the Townsville Civic Theatre 4727 9797, alternatively you can pay online before 5pm Monday 12 February 2024.

When paying, artists must reference their SmartyGrants application number and code PORTRAIT or PHOTO. Failure to make payment by the due date will result in applications being rejected from entry.

Townsville Civic Theatre is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays).

Sitter Consent Form

A statement signed by the subject of your portrait must be submitted with all Percival Portrait Painting Prize applications.