Zurich Portrait Prize and Young Portrait Prize 2020

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The exhibition companion book for Zurich Portrait Prize 2020.

The book features all shortlisted works from the Zurich Portrait Prize 2020 on one side, and all shortlisted works from the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020 on the other side.

Exhibition Information

1 December 2020 – 21 March 2021

Room 23 | Free admission

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.

The annual competition is open to artists living on the island of Ireland, and Irish artists living abroad. 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 shortlist of portraits chosen by the 2020 judging panel will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland until 21 March 2021. The exhibition will then travel to our partner venue, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, where the shortlisted works will be displayed from 17 April to 11 July 2021.


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