SEMI FINALIST - 2019 DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

I’m over the moon and so grateful to make it to the semi finalists for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2019. What an honour to be selected amongst this fine bunch of Australian talent. The judges of the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize are 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.  Peter’s parents Greta and Doug Moran established the Moran Arts Foundation in 1988. (See Judges comments below).

Judge Nigel Misom: “If portraiture is one of the means used to communicate our individuality, connection to each other, and the world around us, look no further than the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists. The variety and scope of the selected portraits are vast, yet they all seem to share a commonality, that is, the painter and subject have united to share in the ‘magic’ of creativity.”

Judge Kelly Gellatly: “While the sheer volume of entries to this year’s Doug Moran Portrait Prize was initially overwhelming, it was a privilege to experience such a breadth of contemporary portraiture and to be able to get a glimpse into how some of Australia’s most talented artists are currently exploring, and pushing, the genre.  For the judges, the shortlisted artists collectively demonstrate the way in which portraiture can and should be much more than the sheer skill of capturing of a likeness. The power of portraiture instead manifests from the almost intangible coming together of artist and subject; a tension or ‘rub’ that encourages the viewer to remain with a work and to return to it time and again, well beyond the initial moment of recognising the subject.”

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize…

Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) is an annual Australian portrait painting prize supporting Australian artists.  The prize 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.  With a first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) it is Australia’s richest art prize.

Finalists announced - 16 Oct

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RECIPIENT - Georges River Council Artist-in-Residence 2020

It’s still some time away but I’m very pleased to have been recently awarded this fabulous artist residency with Hurstville Museum and Gallery for Carrs Park Cottage to create work for my next upcoming project in 2020. Thank you so much to Hurstville Museum and Gallery and Georges River Council for this fantastic opportunity. See more

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FINALIST - INAUGURAL BAM NATIONAL ART PRIZE 2018

It’s wonderful to be selected as a finalist for the BAM (Byron Arts Magazine) NATIONAL ART PRIZE. Congratulations and best wishes to all the finalists selected.

Offering both $5000 prize money and a unique visibility opportunity, the new BAM Art Prize offers a significant opportunity. The winner will be featured on the cover of BAM. First Prize and Highly Commended Award winners will be featured in the summer 2018 issue of BAM. Open to all artists nationwide, this new, non-acquisitive prize is for works of art in any medium.The inaugural prize will be presented on November 9, 2018. A finalists exhibition will be held at Byron Bay's Thomgallery in November. Byron Bay’s leading art gallery, Thomgallery features contemporary art and sculptures from renowned local and international artists and sculptors. All Finalists will be featured digitally.

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ARTIST PROFILE AUSTRALASIAN PAINTERS 2007 - 2017

It's one month away and I'm really thrilled to be heading off to Orange Regional Art Gallery in July to be apart of Artist Profile's 10th Anniversary landmark exhibition 'Australasian Painters 2007-2017' curated by Kon Gouriotis and Lucy Stranger. It's such an honour to be invited and it's going to be a fantastic opening! for full list of artists and opening night details click here

29 October -15 Dec 2016

Very excited to be a finalist in the Open section in Fisher's Ghost Art Prize at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Exhibition: 29 October – 15 December.

Opening Night and Award Announcement: 4 November

ATTENDING THE OPENING NIGHT AND AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

The Opening Night and Award Announcement will be held on Friday 4 November, from 6pm. This is a ticketed event. Children under 16 year a free, when accompanied by a paying adult. Please see Campbelltown Arts Centre website for details.

The Golden Thread, Oil on Canvas, 213cm x 167cm  The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award has been running for over 50 years and awards $30,000 in prize money. The Fishers Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown Annual Festival of Fishers Ghost, held over 10 days the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.  The winning entry in the Award’s Open section is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

The Golden Thread, Oil on Canvas, 213cm x 167cm

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award has been running for over 50 years and awards $30,000 in prize money. The Fishers Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown Annual Festival of Fishers Ghost, held over 10 days the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The winning entry in the Award’s Open section is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.