Sewell’s semi final berth 28/09/2016

DEAN Sewell’s “drive by shooting” at Katoomba has earned him a semi finalist berth in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. The recent Katoomba resident – he moved up earlier this year – said he had “only just moved in” when he had the chance to capture his first Mountains snow event travelling along Lurline Street in June. “I had experience of photographing snow in Russia but not much here. I jumped in my car to see what I could photograph. There was this beautiful early 60s model Volkswagon in a traffic jam and this guy’s wipers obviously weren’t working.

Goodes portrait a chance for prize 21/09/2016

THIS portrait of former AFL star and 2014 Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, an Aboriginal man, is in the running for the nation’s richest art prize. Artist Matt Last’s portrait of Goodes is titled Be Brave.
A total of 104 portraits, chosen from more than 1000 entries, have been announced as semifinalists for the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. 

Moran Prizes 2015 Announcement - Channel 7

Melbourne artist Warren Crossett has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a self portrait based on a painting of 4th century Saint Jerome of Flanders.

Channel 7, 28 October 2015 

First timer wins $150k Moran Art Prize

First time art competitior Warren Crossett has won the lucrative Moran Art Prize for a self portrait inspired by St Jerome of Flanders

Melbourne artist Warren Crossett has won the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for his self-portrait inspired by St Jerome of Flanders.

The $150,000 reward is thought to be the world's most generous art prize and was announced in Sydney at Juniper Hall in Paddington on Wednesday.


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