Lester Group is passionate about actively supporting the arts, with Richard Lester AM being a founding sponsor of The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. In honour of its leading patron, this prize, one of the country’s richest prizes for portraiture, has been renamed The Lester Prize.
The new name recognizes the leadership and support of Richard (Dick) Lester in helping the prize grow into one of the most prestigious on Australia’s visual arts calendar.
At $50,000, first prize is a standout in the field, with prize money well above that of other local art competitions. The support of Richard Lester has seen the prize moving in the direction of becoming one of the most prestigious on Australia’s visual arts calendar.
– Russell Lester