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The devil's in the detail for Simon Burke - 5/9/2014

Actor Simon Burke's return to his role of Tom Allen in Foxtel's new mini-series Devil's Playground, a follow-up to Fred Schepisi's 1976 film The Devil's Playground, has inspired Sydney-based Turkish artist Mertim Gokalp's The Red Shoe portrait of Burke, which has been chosen as a semifinalist in the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

Portrait of a serious rival to the Archibald - 2/9/2014

Has the Archibald met its match? 

The Doug Moran Nation Portrait Prize, now in its 26th year, doesn’t have the notoriety or the crowds that swam each year to the Art Gallery of NSW circus. But its prestige is growing, and there’s also a $150,000 winner’s cheque that helps explain why so many artists are rushing to enter their work.

Rogerson's Prize Mugshot - 2/9/2014

A portrait of disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson is in the running for Australia's richest portrait prize. The Portrait by artist Ross Roorda has been announced as one of the 150 semi-finalists in the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

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