Entries: 919 (51 selected)
Presenting partner: ANZ
Exhibition dates: 11 May to 8 September 2019
Only selected finalists were exhibited; each artist could submit only one work
A year for the record books.
There were more entries than ever before and, among the finalists, there were eight Indigenous sitters – the most for any year until that date.
Tony Costa’s portrait of artist Lindy Lee is the first winning work to have an Asian Australian as the primary subject.
Winner: People's Choice 2019
David Darcy Tjuparntarri – women's business
Winner: Packing Room Prize 2019
Tessa MacKay Through the looking glass