The Moran Arts Foundation has revealed the thirty portraits that make up the finalists for the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Australia’s richest art prize. Portraits of recognisable identities such as Isla Fisher, Alex Perry, Jack Charles and Paul Capsis have all been included in the final selection, with well known artists such as Anh Do, Robert Hannaford, Prudence Flint and Tim Storrier joining emerging artists in the shortlist. The winner of the $150,000 prize will be announced next week.
6 SEPTEMBER 2017
PORTRAITS OF ISLA FISHER, JULIAN ASSANGE, YASSMIN ABDEL-MAGIED AND WARWICK THORNTON AMONGST THE SEMI-FINALISTS OF THE 2017 DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE
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."
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.