The Percivals

Exhibition dates

Friday 22 May – Sunday 19 July 2020

The Percivals virtual tour

  • Use the tool in the bottom right corner to see different views of the gallery or move between floors.
  • The artwork labels may take some time to load. Try moving off and back onto the circle a couple of times. The artwork labels can also be found linked below the virtual tour.
  • Zoom in and out using your mouse or finger controls.


Winners of The Percivals 2020

Watch The Percivals 2020 Winners Announcement YouTube video

Watch The Percivals 2020 Judges Talk YouTube video

Read the Media Release

People’s Choice AwardMatthew Gianoulis, Galaxy of Stars [detail] 2018, digital archival print, 178.5 x 127.5 cm

Have your say!

Vote for your favourite Percivals painting and photographic work in the People’s Choice Awards.

Voting closes 11:59pm, Thursday 16 July 2020

Vote here

The two People’s Choice Award winners will each receive $1,500.

Image: Matthew Gianoulis, Galaxy of Stars [detail] 2018, digital archival print, 178.5 x 127.5 cm

Behind the Scenes

Townsville City Galleries were working hard behind the scenes to deliver you an amazingly curated exhibition.

Watch the video here.


Download your FREE resources by clicking on the images below.

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Exquisite Portraits

Exquisite Portraits are part of The Percivals 2020 Exhibition. Click the right and left arrows on the following pages to swap the head, torso, and legs, creating your own exquisite portrait!

Award Categories

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.