The Lester Prize

Official opening

Saturday, 13 April 2024

2 – 4pm

On show

Until 19 May 2024

Gallery hours

10am – 4pm

Thursday – Monday

The Lester Prize is one of Australia’s most recognised and prestigious portrait prizes – an award that places artists and the community proudly front and centre.

The Collie Art Gallery is proud to present, in partnership with The Lester Prize, a selection of works from the 2023 exhibition.

2023 was an astonishing year for the Prize, which saw nearly 950 entries received from artists across Australia. The Finalists were chosen by an independent preselection panel consisting of Annika Kristensen, Liz Looker, Kevin Robertson, and Bahar Sayed, with prizes awarded by Alan R. Dodge AM, Gina Fairley and Emma Bitmead.