Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
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June 28 - August 12
Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018
Exhibition Opening 29 June 6pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members
For the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known.
Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the wider arts community by holding the free annual Moran Prizes exhibition, displaying the top 30 works selected by nominated judges each year.
Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Prize is an important part of Australia’s Arts calendar. The Prize is acquisitive and the winning portrait immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection.
Image credit: Tim Storrier ‘The Lunar Savant (Portrait of McLean Edwards) acrylic on canvas – Winner 2017.