MORAN ARTS FOUNDATION REVEALS THE FINALISTS OF THE 2018 DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE
The thirty finalists of the 2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) have been revealed by the Moran Arts Foundation. Australia’s richest art prize is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the finalists include previous winner of the DMNPP Vincent Fantauzzo alongside established artists such as Peter Churcher and Lewis Miller, both of whom have entered self portraits each in their highly distinctive painting style. Pictured above is Lewis Miller’s A self-portrait in three panels, and below is Peter Churcher’s Self portrait.
The judges of the 2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize are artist Louise Hearman, the former director of National Gallery of Australia, Dr Ron Radford AM and Greta Moran, Co-Founder and Director Moran Arts Foundation. The judges had a challenging time to choose the final 30 works.
The Moran Arts Foundation 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 winner of the 2018 DMNPP will be be announced on Thursday 1 November at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney.
The complete list of finalist portraits can be viewed here: http://www.moranprizes.com.au/gallery/portrait