The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) is Australia's richest art prize with the winner receiving $150,000 and the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) winner receiving $50,000
For the first time, the 2015 finalists in the DMNPP and the MCPP will have the opportunity to exhibit at Juniper Hall in Paddington in addition to $1000 in prize money. The winner of this year’s Portrait Prize will be selected by Angus Trumble, the director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and acclaimed artist Rick Amor.
The Photographic Prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges including Cheryl Newman, writer and photography consultant & former Photography Director of the Telegraph Magazine, London, photographic historian Alan Davies, the Emeritus Curator of Photographs at the State Library of New South Wales and Deborah Hutton, the host of Event on Foxtel Arts.
Juniper Hall, Paddington
hEAd oN Photo Festival
Peta-Anne North - Beneath My Wings
On until Sunday 15 May 2016, the exhibition is a combination of Peta's love of flying and photography. "I dangle with the plane door off, zeroing in on what at ground level cannot be seen. I paint a broad brush with my camera as I sweep through the sky (and only sometimes scare my pilot)!"
Laki Sideris - Zona Norte
A slow dance with a rusty Dolores Del Rio. The Zona Norte is the red light district of Tijuana, Mexico. The photographs were taken within one city block, in one night in July 2015.
Johannes Reinhart - Heaven and Earth
Heaven and earth is a reflection of Johannes' subconscious. "At the core is my internal struggle with the good and the bad within oneself and coming to terms with losing my religion." Both Johannes and Laki's exhibitons close 5 June.
The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm.