First Prize: $150,000
Total prize money: $180,000
Entries close Monday 2 September 2019
The Moran Arts Foundation is calling for entries for the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Australia’s richest art prize. Now in its 31st year, the prize invites entries of original works from Australian artists, capturing Australians from all walks of life, whether a public figure or someone from their own circle of experience. Works must be painted at least partly from life with the sitter known to the artist and aware of the artist’s intention to enter the Prize.
The 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize will be judged by artist Nigel Milsom, who won the prize in 2013, Kelly Gellatly, Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne and Peter Moran, Managing Director of the Moran Health Care Group.
Entries for the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize close on Monday 2 September and the semi-finalists will be announced in mid-September. The finalists will be announced on Wednesday 16 October and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 30 October. The 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Exhibition will open at Juniper Hall, Paddington on Thursday 31 October and will run until Sunday 1 December.
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ABOUT THE MORAN PRIZES
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Winner – $150,000
Finalists – $1,000
ABOUT THE MORAN ARTS FOUNDATION
The Moran Arts Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organisation whose objective is to support the arts in Australia through the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, gallery exhibitions and free Moran School Photographic Workshops. Established by Doug and Greta Moran and family in 1988 in celebration of Australia’s bicentennial, the Moran Arts Foundation fosters portraiture painting and excellence in photography.