Rachel Grove The vinyl hunters 2023. Oil on linen, 94 x 64 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
The Lester Prize is one of the country’s most recognised and prestigious fine art prizes – an award that places artists and the community proudly front and centre.
The prize pool available to professional and emerging artists has increased to over $115,000. This includes the Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture of $50,000.
This year's 40 finalist works were chosen from nearly 950 entries received from artists across Australia.