Zurich Portrait Prize 2021

zurich portrait prize

13 November 2021 – 27 March 2022 
Room 23 | Free admission

The annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture attracts entries from across the island of Ireland, and from Irish artists living abroad. This exhibition will feature a shortlist of portraits chosen by the 2021 judging panel. The winner will receive a cash prize of €15,000, and a commission worth €5,000, to create a work for inclusion in the National Portrait Collection. There will also be two awards of €1,500 for highly commended works. The aim of the Zurich Portrait Prize is to showcase and encourage interest in contemporary portraiture, and to raise the profile of the long-standing and constantly evolving National Portrait Collection at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Find out more about the 2020 competition and exhibition

If you or your company wish to support our exhibition programme, our Development team will be delighted to speak with you about sponsorship or making a donation. Please call +353 (0) 1 632 5541 to speak to a member of the team.

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