Zurich Portrait Prize 2023

Zurich Portrait Prize 2023


2 December 2023 - 10 March 2024
Room 23 | Admission free

The annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture is open to artists from across the island of Ireland, and Irish artists living abroad. The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of €15,000 and will be commissioned to create a work for the National Portrait Collection, for which they will be awarded a further €5,000. Two additional awards of €1,500 will be given to highly commended works.

This exhibition will feature the shortlist of portraits chosen by the 2023 judging panel.


This year's judges are Dorothy Cross RHA, artist, Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London, and Anne Stewart, Senior Curator of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland.


An exhibition sponsored by Zurich Insurance plc, organised by the National Gallery of Ireland.

Winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2023


David Stephenson

Ann and Ollie, Main Street, Wexford, 2023

Read more about the winning portrait

Highly commended

Explore the finalists