From 6:00pm5th Aug
Dean Cogle Portrait Prize opening Night
The Dean Cogle Portrait Prize 2023.
Dean Cogle was the first resident artist at Dust Temple and started the Portrait Prize in 2015. He brought so much to the creative landscape of the Gold Coast, an understated instigator of culture for over 40 years. We are honoured to be able to continue to present the Dean Cogle Portrait Prize with the continuing gracious bequest from Michelle Neumann and her two sons Spencer and Gene Diriz.
The Dean Cogle Portrait Prize has a finalist selection, those selected are hung in our gallery for the month of August. All entries received can opt into our online gallery and made available for sale with supporting social media posts. The Dean Cogle Portrait Prize offers a first prize of $5000.00, proudly sponsored by Michelle Neumann and Spencer and Gene Diriz, the prize winner is announced on opening night.
Along with the major prize, the packing room prize, chosen by Dust Temple staff and the Dean Cogle Family Prize (aka the professor possum)chosen by Sharyn Hallas and Dean Cogles family will be announced on opening night. The Peoples choice vote runs throughout the term of the exhibition with the winner announced on the eve of the closing date.