Lynn Savery Bear hug. Subject: Self-portrait. Oil on canvas, 152 x 102 cm.
The Lester Prize is celebrating its fourteenth anniversary in 2020 and its fifth year at the Art Gallery of WA. This year's forty finalists were chosen from 750 entries received from artists across Australia. The Lester Prize is one of the nation’s most recognised and prestigious fine art prizes. The prize pool available to professional, emerging and young artists is now worth almost $85,000, including the main prize of $50,000.