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Dylan Jones (2009) is once again a finalist in the Brisbane Portrait Prize, putting him in the running for the $50,000 Lord Mayor’s award (announced Tuesday 6th October).

Dylan’s portrait of fellow artist, Keith Burt, is one of just 70 finalists from over 700 entries.

“For me, painting is quite a physical and raw battle, one that I don’t always win. I don’t see failure as a negative but rather a learning experience and inherently part of the creative journey,” said Dylan.

Dylan was on an artist residency in Romania earlier this year when he was forced to return home due to COVID-19.

Last year Dylan was a finalist in the inaugural Brisbane Portrait Prize with his portrait of John Eales(1987).

The finalist exhibition is on at the Brisbane Powerhouse for the month of October. Tickets are free; bookings are essential:

Dylan Jones is represented by Jan Manton Gallery in Brisbane. His work is also available via