The Percivals

The Percivals 2022

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.

Publication

Gain an insight into the Percival Portrait Painting Prize, and the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize in the 2022 digital publication below!

Physical publications with images only are also available at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery for $20, while stocks last.

Exhibition Dates

23 April – 3 July 2022

The Percival Portrait Painting Prize, Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize is exhibiting at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery until the 3 July.

The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s premier portrait competition. Having begun in 2007, it developed to incorporate the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize in 2014.

The Percival Portrait Painting Prize is an acquisitive award of $40,000, and the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize is an acquisitive award of $10,000, meaning the winning painting and photograph become part of the City of Townsville Art Collection. The Percival Animal Portrait Prize is an award of $1000, and this year there was the addition of the Judge’s Award in the animal category of $400, kindly donated by Dr Chris Pretorius of Kings Road Veterinary Surgery.

This year we have 127 paintings in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize, 76 photographs in the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, and 47 artworks in the Percival Animal Portrait Prize. Make sure to check out all of the incredible artwork at the Gallery or in the virtual tour!

The Gallery is open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat-Sun 10am-1pm (please note we are closed on public holidays).

What's On

We have lots happening at the Gallery during The Percivals 2022, including workshops, tours, talks and interactives!

To find out more about what’s happening, download The Percivals 2022 Program Guide.

The Percivals 2022 Programs Guide

Virtual Tour and Celebratory Videos

Townsville City Galleries is pleased to present a video celebrating the Percival Portrait Painting Prize and the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, and another video celebrating the Percival Animal Portrait Prize 2022!

Here’s to The Percivals 2022!

Navigate the virtual tour from the comfort of your own home and view the Percival Animal Portrait Prize, the Percival Portrait Painting Prize, and the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize! To move from the ground floor to the first floor, head to the elevator and click on the link to the first floor. When on the first floor, to head back downstairs, just do the same and click on the link at the elevator.

Percivals 2022 Prize Winners

Pack & Send Townsville People's Choice Award

Vote for your favourite photograph and favourite painting for them to be in the running to win the Pack & Send Townsville People’s Choice Award of $1000.

Vote now by clicking the image below:

The Percivals 2022 Pack & Send Townsville People's Choice Award

Judges

Exquisite Portraits

Check out the giant-sized Exquisite Portrait interactive blocks in The Percivals exhibition!

Featuring artworks created by talented local artists, Barb Shand, Baylee Griffin, and Fiona Cochrane, twist these giant artworks and be reflected into the artwork! Become part of the art and see what Exquisite Portraits you can create!

Exquisite Portraits 2022, featuring artworks by Barb Shand, Baylee Griffin, and Fiona Cochrane
Image: Exquisite Portraits 2022, featuring artworks by Barb Shand, Baylee Griffin, and Fiona Cochrane.

Resources

Free Activity Books and Interactive Guides have been designed in response to The Percivals 2022.

These resources are available at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery for all ages, including children, students, teachers and members of the public.

Pick up your FREE copy, or click on the images below to download a copy to print at home.

Printed copies are limited, so get in quick while stocks last!

The Percivals 2022 Interactive Guide

The Percivals 2022 Activity Book

Guided Tours

Free guided tours are available for school and community groups on Tuesdays to Fridays.

To book your gallery tour, please email galleries@townsville.qld.gov.au with contact details, the number of participants, and preferred date and times.

Please note: Bookings are high during this period. We will try and accommodate your preferred date but may need to offer alternative dates and times based on availability.

Townsville City Galleries
Image: Townsville City Galleries.

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