2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize travels to Belconnen ACT

July 2017 will see the 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize travel to the Australia’s capital with a month long exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre.

Opening Friday 30th June at 5.30pm in the Foyer Gallery, the exhibition is a reflection of portrait painting over the 12 months prior to August 31 2016.

Since it’s inception in 1988, the DMNPP has grown to become one of this country’s most prestigious art prizes with the largest prize money of any art competition in Australia.

The Prize attracts not only the cream of Australian portraiture but encourages artists at all stages of their careers to enter.

The judges for 2016 were art historian Doug Hall, artist Anne Wallace and Prizes founder Greta Moran.

New South Wales south coast artist Megan Seres won the competition with a portrait of her daughter titled: Scarlett as Colonial Girl 2016.

Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank Belconnen ACT is open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Ph: 02 6173 3300

Images below: Megan Seres, Scarlett as Colonial Girl; Joel Rea, Mick Fanning – Edge of Infinity