Congratulations to Rodney Pople, who is a Finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with his painting ‘Ken and Anya 2’ 2019.
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 winner of the 2019 DMNPP will be be announced on Wednesday 30 October.
The complete list of finalist portraits can be viewed here: https://www.moranprizes.com.au/competition/2019-doug-moran-national-portrait-prize/finalists