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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Prizes

The most outstanding portrait will receive $30,000 cash, and a prize pack valued at $20,000 from our Major Prize Partner Canon.

The People’s Choice will receive $5,000 from The David Roche Foundation.

Highly Commended will receive a ColorEdge CG2730 27" monitor valued at $3245 from Eizo.

The winner of the Art Handlers' Award will receive $2,000 from IAS Fine Art Logistics.

In addition to the suite of prizes, there will also be mentorship opportunities awarded to selected finalists to support career aspirations.

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Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 1 Nov – Mon 29 Nov

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

In Conversation

MEL to LAX

12:30pm, Thu 4 Nov

Join us in first class as Exhibitions Curator, Penny Grist catches up with photographer John Tsiavis to reflect on his career and how his creative practice has changed during the global pandemic.

Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole

In conversation

Paris pivot

12:30pm, Thu 18 Nov

Join us for the sliding-doors story of NPPP finalist Nikki Toole's relocation to Paris, and a wander through the incredible portrait projects she has created throughout her career.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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