2016 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize heading to Sylvania

Moran Gallery Sylvania will soon be hosting the 2016 Moran Contemporary Photograhic Prize exhibition.

From June 29 to September 3 the gallery will have on its walls 30 photographs of contemporary life in Australia from some of Australia's finest photographers incuding winner Johannes Reinhart, Walkley Award Winner Brian Cassey and 2017 Head On Landscape Prize Winner Todd Kennedy.

"We aim to encourage the production of photographs taken in Australia, by Australians, that reflects the diversity, multiculturalism and uniqueness of life, no matter where you live in Australia."

2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize travels to Belconnen ACT

July 2017 will see the 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize travel to the Australia's capital with a month long exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre.

Opening Friday 30th June at 5.30pm in the Foyer Gallery, the exhibition is a reflection of portrait painting over the 12 months prior to August 31 2016.

Since it's inception in 1988, the DMNPP has grown to become one of this country's most prestigious art prizes with the largest prize money of any art competition in Australia.

Cleaner wins tidy sum in nation’s richest art prize 27/10/2016

A child beggar on the streets of London, Mary Wade’s life was already tragic when she was sentenced to death by hanging in 1789. That sentence was later commuted to penal transportation to Australia – a daunting prospect for an 11-year-old whose crime was stealing a younger girl’s clothes. Wade’s story deeply affected Megan Seres, whose 10-year-old daughter Scarlett was studying colonial Australia at school and was cast as the child convict in a play. ‘‘It really brought home how incredibly lucky we are,’’ she said.


The winners of the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize were announced at in a function held at Paddington’s Juniper Hall and emceed by Richard Morecroft. Sydney based artist Megan Seres took out the National Portrait Prize for her work entitled Scarlett as Colonial Girl. Seres received prize money of $150,000, thought to be the world’s most generous portraiture prize for her outstanding portrait of her daughter Scarlett.


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