2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Exhibition dates: NOW extended until 2 August 2020
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
For over 30 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known.
Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the wider arts community by holding the free annual Moran Prizes exhibition at Juniper Hall Paddington, displaying the top 30 works selected by nominated judges each year.
Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Prize is an important part of Australia's Arts calendar. The Prize is acquisitive and the winning portrait immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection.
The artist what has won the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for his painting of Robert Forster from The Go-Betweens. Robert Forster was selected from close to 1000 entries by this year’s judges; artist and 2013 DMNPP winner Nigel Milsom, Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne, Kelly Gellatly, and Peter Moran, Managing Director of the Moran Health Care Group.
Image credit: what, Robert Forster, oil, 204 x 102 cm, Image courtesy of the Artist