2017 DMNPP Semi Finalists Announced

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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

Portraits of Australian identities such as Jack Charles, Warwick Thornton, Isla Fisher, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Michael Gudinski, Pat Harry OAM, Erik Thomson, Adam Elliott, Ben Quilty, and Julian Assange are amongst the semi-finalists of this year’s Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The Moran Prizes today announced that there are 200 semi-finalists, who are now one step closer to winning the $150,000 prize in October.

There are several previous winners of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) amongst the semi-finalists including Vincent Fantauzzo, Warren Crossett, Penny Dowie, Robert Hannaford, Esther Erlich, David Fairbairn, Prudence Flint and Peter Wegner. Other well-known artists amongst the semi-finalists include Anh Do, Ann Cape, George Gittoes, Rodney Pople and Steve Lopes.

This year’s DMNPP is being judged by Daniel Thomas AM, Emeritus Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Wendy Sharpe, one of Australia’s most awarded artists and Greta Moran, Director of the Moran Arts Foundation.

Wendy Sharpe commented: “It was an extremely difficult task choosing 200 semi-finalists from over 1100 paintings.  We were excited by the diversity and quality of the entries and to see so many people passionately engaged in painting.” 

Daniel Thomas AM commented: “I was pleased that we were able to select many portraits with a special sense of everyday Australian humanity.”

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is Australia’s richest art prize, with prize money of $180,000 including a $150,000 first prize. The DMNPP invites entries of original works from Australian artists, capturing Australians from all walks of life, whether a public figure or someone from their own circle of experience.

The finalists of the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize will be announced on Wednesday 11 October and the winner will be revealed at an event at Juniper Hall in Paddington on Wednesday 18 October.

The full list of semi-finalists can be found below.

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The Moran Arts Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organisation whose objective is to support the arts in Australia through the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, gallery exhibitions and free Moran School Photographic Workshops. Established by Doug and Greta Moran and family in 1988 in celebration of Australia’s bicentennial, the Moran Arts Foundation fosters portraiture skills and excellence in photography.

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DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE – 2017 SEMI-FINALISTS

Artist's Name

State

Artwork Title

Sitter

Allen, Tim

NSW

Ann Thomson artist

Ann Thomson

Anderson, Ana

NSW

Ancient thinking

Peter Stutchbury

Anderson, Daevid

WA

Sheila

Sheila MacLeod

Baines, Andrew

SA

"I'm in love with you", He said quietly

Peter Whish-Wilson

Bell, Sara

QLD

Respite

Louis Bell

Beynon, Kate

VIC

Self-portrait with anatomical elements

Self Portrait

Biviano, Fabrizio

VIC

Self Portrait as Chris Hemsworth's Thor as the real Chris Hemsworth wouldn't reply to my emails.

Self Portrait

Brennan, James

NSW

A Portrait of my Grandmother

The artist's Grandmother

Breusch, Cynthia

NSW

Portrait of the Artist Christopher McVinish

Christopher McVinish

Burke, Jacki

VIC

Artists Reflections

Graeme Cardinal

Butterworth, Daniel

VIC

Self portrait

Self Portrait

Cadd, Jandamarra

QLD

Cleverman

Jack Charles

Caldarulo, Chiara

NSW

sisters on the verandah

Bianca, Francesca

Callum, Marcus

NSW

Justin Miller

Justin Miller

Campbell, Michelle

WA

Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Cape, Ann

NSW

The Dame, portrait of Pat Harry OAM

Pat Harry OAM

Casey, Kelly

NSW

Self portrait in gold

Self Portrait

Cassar, Patrick

SA

Portrait of Andrew Clarke in the studio

Andrew Clarke

Cassidy, Rubi

SA

A Happy Outlook Angie and George

Angie and George Goto

Ceccato, Sandi

NSW

Selfie with Favourite Hat

Self Portrait

Chandler, Celeste

VIC

Heroic Painting, (self-portrait), version 2

Self Portrait

Chouinard, Isabelle

NSW

Tam on Red

Tam Cao

Clarke, Andrew

SA

The Azure Alchemist

Hermione Twycross and Tom Maguire

Clavijo, Julian

VIC

Voices in My Head

Adam Elliot

Colliton, Gareth

VIC

If I die before you, Georgie Mattingley.

Georgie Mattingley

Connor, Paul

NSW

Kevin on Paris Metro Line 12

Kevin Connor

Cornish, Luke

NSW

Benny

Ben Quilty

Costa, Tony

NSW

Simon Chan

Simon Chan

Crossett, Warren

VIC

Professor Wayne Morrison

Professor Wayne Morrison

Cyrulla, Dagmar

VIC

I am Woman

Self Portrait

Darby, Brendon

WA

Rain man

Self Portrait

David, Philip

SA

Cheryl makes all her own clothes

Cheryl Bridgart

David, Philip

SA

Driller Jet Armstrong, Daubist

Driller Jet Armstrong

Davies, Jackson

NSW

The reluctant sitter

artist's brother

DeCat, Nada

NSW

Storm Called Progress

Self Portrait

Di Florio, Jole

VIC

Three graces

Zoe, Ciara and Roman Grigoriou

Do, Anh

NSW

Lion

Paul Hickman

Dowie, Penny

SA

Erik Thomson - His Story

Erik Thomson

Drendel, Graeme

VIC

Wendy with eyes closed

Wendy Horsburgh

Dudley, Rod

VIC

Geoff Allen

Geoff Allen

Dunshea, Bronny

ACT

Breakfast at Ikara

Self Portrait

Edwards, Helen

VIC

Becoming My Grandmother

Self Portrait

Edwards, McLean

NSW

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Edwards, McLean

NSW

Warwick Thornton at the Annandale Hotel

Warwick Thornton

Eisdell, Nicolette

NSW

Leon Fink at Home

Leon Fink

Erlich, Esther

VIC

Dignified

Eva Migdalek

Etherington, Marc

NSW

My son Lars

Lars Etherington

Evans, Philip

WA

CONFLICTED

Philip Evans

Fairbairn, David

NSW

Head of J.L.No 2(with skull cap)

John Lascelles

Fantauzzo, Vincent

VIC

The great Gudinski

Michael Gudinski

Fenton, Robert

VIC

The Black Dog item# 001

Self Portrait

Ferson, Tom

NSW

Judith With The Head Of The Artist

Tom Ferson & Natasha Velkova

Firth, Lynda

QLD

Portrait of self as lost child

Self Portrait

Fitzpatrick, Victoria

QLD

Embracing My Quilt Of Remembrance

Anna

Flint, Prudence

VIC

Blue Cotton Dress

Athena Bellas

Forth, Jules

NSW

Everyman

Tony McPhee

Fuog, Ben

VIC

Business up front, party out back.

Self Portrait

Gibson, Becky

NSW

S.R.D. Sleeping Studio Portrait

Sean Rubenstein-Dunlop

Gittoes, George

NSW

Portrait of Julian Assange 2.

Julian Assange

Gokalp, Mertim

NSW

Dementia

Ayten Teyze

Grantford, Jaq

VIC

Elena

Elena Kats Chernin

Grasevski, Kiril

NSW

Selfie 2017

Self Portrait

Grealish, Mel

WA

Nana Pansy, A Flower in the Desert

Nana Pansy

Green, Diane

QLD

Pat

Patrick Thomas

Greensmith, Andrew

VIC

Ah son, do you know, do you know where you come from

Andres Greensmith

Gregory, Tim

NSW

Madison Missina/Amelia De Gregorio

Madison Missina/Amelia De Gregorio

Griggs, David

NSW

Eating Psychotropic Eggier in the Fields of Privation

Self Portrait

Grove, Rachel

VIC

Top Dog

Self Portrait

Grove, Rachel

VIC

A new lease (Self Portrait)

Self Portrait

Hanna, Jenni

QLD

No-one is Listening

Neil Brookes

Hannaford, Robert

SA

Alison

Alison Hannaford

Harris-Arnott, Rosemary

VIC

Julie

Julie Klein

Heise, Claire

NSW

Just a shy little girl

Self Portrait

Hickingbotham, Philip

VIC

Waiting Room

Joseph Stevens

Hickingbotham, Philip

VIC

Gary

Gary Ablett Sr.

Hii, Christopher

VIC

Paul and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Paul Beavis

Holmes a Court, Juliet

NSW

The Q&A of an Aussie Couple

Khaled and Oula Elomar

Horton, Mark

NSW

Black Background

Steven Oliver

Ifould, Polly

VIC

Luminous: Professor the Honourable Barry Jones AC

Professor the Honourable Barry Jones AC

Ineson, Jane

VIC

Mountain Horseman

Ron Connely

Iturri, Amaya

VIC

Flor

Self Portrait

Jordan, Col

WA

Myself at 81

Self Portrait

Judge, Linda

VIC

The Material World

Selga Judge

Kammer, Ellie

SA

Endometriosis (Quiescence)

Self Portrait

Karolina

VIC

The Entrainment Of Jayne Andrews

Jayne Andrews

Kealley, Jeff

WA

Self Portrait - 'Me3 & Eye'

Self Portrait

Kearney, Janne

VIC

Tug of war and love

Teah Raeburn and Kate Gibson

Kelly, Fletcher

VIC

The cleaner (self portrait)

Self Portrait

Kennedy, John

NSW

Just a painting of myself.

Self Portrait

Klein, John

NSW

Maggie Dence

Maggie Dence

Konchi, Sadami

NSW

Publisher Helen Chamberlin

Helen Chamberlin

Lander, Janis

NSW

Newtown Prophet

Trent Marden

Lawrence, Ray

NSW

Working in a cold climate.

Ben Lawrence

Leeuwin-Clark, Clare

VIC

Ian

Ian Black

Levitus, Geoff

NSW

863 bits of me

Self Portrait

Linklater, Andrew

QLD

Ron 'birdman' Hill

Ron Hill

LIU, QI

QLD

Portrait Of Jiawei Shen

Jiawei Shen

Lonergan, Geoff

NSW

My Life in Ruins

Martin Cooper

Longhurst, Kathrin

NSW

Alex

Alex Perry

Lopes, Steve

NSW

Lullabye' - Portrait of Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis

Lopez, Margaret

NSW

Master and his Hounds

Geoff Harvey

Loughrey, Glenn

VIC

Exile - Self Portrait of An Indigenous Man

Self Portrait

Luke, William H

VIC

Broderick Smith 1

Broderick Smith

Ma, Susan

NSW

Looking ahead - Ron Ramsey, Executive Director, Art Gallery Society NSW

Ron Ramsey

MacFarlane, Stewart

SA

Artist at Sixty Three and Bride

Stewart MacFarlane and Robyn-Ann Potanin

Mackay, Alison

NSW

Quid Pro Quo - Portrait of photographer, Gary Grealy

Gary Grealy

Malherbe, Robert

NSW

Dana Rayson

Dana Rayson

Malone, Elly

QLD

Georgia

Georgia Mcdonald

Mandalos, Effie

VIC

Ophelia

Kim Vega

Manifold, Harley

VIC

Self Portrait - Trump and Abe vow to increase pressure after North Korea fires missile over Japan - 30/8/2017

Self Portrait

Mansfield, Marie

NSW

Lucy

Lucy West-Sooby

Marshall, Alison

QLD

Roley and Fish

Roley

Mason, Kiata

NSW

Wearing her mothers dressing gown

Beatrice Mason

May, Lisa

VIC

Having It All

Meshel Laurie

May, Steve

VIC

I just wanna hide

Self Portrait

Mazzeri, Anthony

NSW

MAZZERI'S MOTHER

the artist's mother

Mcdonald, Darren

VIC

The Good Son(My Brother Stefano and Uncle Jack Charles

The artist's brother Stefano and Uncle Jack Charles

McInnis, Kerry

NSW

Mantlepiece Treasures

Mike MacGregor

Mckenzie, Alexander

NSW

Paul Bangay

Paul Bangay

McNab, Bridgette

VIC

34:02:00

Self Portrait

Messiter, Tim

NSW

Self

Self Portrait

Mestitz, Anne

TAS

Oliver of the Finks

Oliver Mestitz

Miels, Joshua

SA

Breaking Point

Self Portrait

Miller, Lewis

VIC

Rick

Rick Amor

Moffatt, Brett

QLD

Cate

Cate Campbell OAM

Monde, Ray

NSW

Sophie & Papa's Bear

Sophie Lee

Morgan, Guy

NSW

Not now Dad, I'm busy

Max Morgan

Muir, Michael

NSW

Pat Corrigan

Pat Corrigan

Muller, Justine

NSW

Proud Ppakantji (Barkandji) women Ngearie Cattamol

Ngearie Cattamol

Murray, Lorelle

QLD

Looking for my spirit

Self Portrait

Namatjira, Vincent

SA

My Friend Tiger

Tiger Yaltangki

Neilan, Andrew

QLD

Self portrait of an Artist

Self Portrait

Nicholson, Lindsay

SA

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Nolan, Lisa

VIC

The Oval Mirror

Self Portrait

Nothling, Stephen

QLD

I surround myself with good people

Self Portrait and family (Lily, Stephen, Charlie and Deirdre)

Novella, Alexia

VIC

Julia Novella

Julia Novella

O'Byrne, Fiona

VIC

'Tim'

Tim Fitzgerald

Osmond, Nicholas

NSW

Toby

Toby Osmond

Otten, Louise

VIC

The Poppyman

Ron Davis

Packer, Dawn

NSW

Little Boy Blue

Ethan Tyler Hannon

Paul, John

VIC

Self Portrait with Fears

Self Portrait

Penrose, Ron

VIC

Rebecca

Rebecca

Pensini, Lori

WA

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Eloise Bayley

Pople, Rodney

NSW

Portrait of deceit (Steven Fisher)

Steven Fisher

Preece, Glen

NSW

Self Portrait with black dog

Self Portrait

Preisz, Jamie

NSW

Today, Now, Everyday, Red Lenses

Abdul Abdullah

Procee, Paul

NSW

Tom

Tom

Quinteros, Samuel

NSW

Self-portrait with tea utensils

Self Portrait

Redgate, Lesley

SA

Geoff Wilson, Pengilly Farm

Geoff Wilson

Reisch, Ambrose

NSW

Miriam

Miriam Moloney

Rhodes, Dale

NSW

Who am I? Who am I not? Who was I? Who may I yet be? Portrait of Matthew Koch.

Matthew Koch

Rodger, Bruce

QLD

Lisa

Lisa O'Sullivan

Rodgerson, Jenny

VIC

Balancing in the Big Red Coat

Self Portrait

Rojas, Ignacio

VIC

Still Here

Self Portrait

Roodenrys, Megan

SA

An Existential Crisis

Maeve Roodenrys

Rose, Brett

NSW

Self Portrait With Beanie, 2017.

Self Portrait

Ross, Kasandra

NSW

Elysian Essence

Sophie Ross

Runnegar, Brenda

ACT

Mervyn

Dr Mervyn Aston

Russell, Phillip

NSW

Dr Thomas Parry

Dr Thomas Parry

Ryan, Sally

NSW

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Serelis, Vytas

SA

robert hannaford

robert hannaford

Shanahan, Lisa

QLD

" Self Censorship"

Self Portrait

Sheldrake, Cliff

QLD

Sam Thaiday

Sam Thaiday

Shen, Jiawei

NSW

Artist's Father-in-law on His 100th Birthday

Artist's Father-in-law

Simms, Michael

NSW

Paul Capsis

Paul Capsis

Simpson, Todd

VIC

Nice Garry

Nathan Lyon

Simson, Henry

NSW

Grapple with Reflection

Will Simson

Smith, Graham W

QLD

Human Statue - Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

Stephen Hollis

Spiller, Joyce

VIC

Self portrait

Self Portrait

Stathopoulos, Nick

NSW

Isla 1

Isla Fisher

Storrier, Tim

NSW

The Lunar Savant (Portrait of McLean Edwards) 2017

McLean Edwards

Sullivan, Liz

VIC

"When you Hear the Trumpets Blast"

John Sullivan

Sullivan, Vicki

VIC

The Director,Fred Schepisi

Fred Schepisi

Thackway, Clare

NSW

Love and Loss

Laura Bracken

Thurtell, Bethany

NSW

double exposure

Niamh Armstrong

Townsend, Ross

ACT

Distance Blurs

Rachel Townsend

Tran, Datsun

SA

The young prince

Will Hanigan

Tran, Datsun

SA

Self portrait as lower self pleading to the higher self

Self Portrait

Trostiansky, Nina

NSW

Nina self portrait

Self Portrait

Vale, Michael

VIC

Gerard Elson in an Astrakhan hat

Gerard Elson

van Rood, Anselm

VIC

Oval Self Portrait, Winter 2017

Self Portrait

Walker, Angela

VIC

Stu

Stuart Walker

Walker, Angela

VIC

Lau

Laura Walker

Wallace, Jeremy

VIC

Lucy and Cass

Lucy Galiki-Stephen

Walsh, Natasha

NSW

One Minute till Midnight

Self Portrait

Waugh, Melanie

NSW

Stripped Bare at the Folies-Bergere

Myffanwy Rigby

Wegner, Peter

VIC

Man with walking stick -Graeme Doyle

Graeme Doyle

West-Sooby, Lucy

NSW

A Wedding Scene

Self Portrait

Whale, Mirra

NSW

The Quietening

William Beeche

what

NSW

what

Self Portrait

Wills, Laura

SA

Drawer Drawing

Christopher Orchard

Wills, Marcus

VIC

Lotte

Lotte St. Clair

Wilson OAM, Greg

NSW

Mind Games

Self Portrait

Wilson OAM, Greg

NSW

Moon Face

Self Portrait

Wiltshire, Belinda

VIC

Kiara, Leaning Slightly

Kiara Lindsay

Worrall, Mike

NSW

The Age of Uncertainty

Self Portrait

Wrest-Smith, Christine

VIC

Portrait of Graeme Fransella

Graeme Fransella

Yong Lee, Joo

NSW

Self-Portrait

Self Portrait

Young, Helen

NSW

On the Cusp

Tahlia Jessie Isabella Lavis

Zhang, Qiang

VIC

Reborn

Self Portrait

 

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