Call for Entries - Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2020

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.

Entries close 2 March 2020

Selected works will be on display at Pinnacles Gallery from 15 May-5 July 2020 and will be eligible for the Percival Portrait Painting Prize $40,000 (acquisitive) and the People’s Choice Award: $1,500.

For more information, or to download an entry form, visit

Image: Jenny Rodgerson, Balancing in the big red coat [detail] 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.


Monday 11 November, 2019
Monday 2 March, 2020
Pinnacles Gallery
Venue Address
Riverway Arts Centre

Queensland, , Townsville

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