Graeme Drendel, Terry Matassoni and Lewis Miller – Finalists in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize

Australian Galleries is pleased to announce that Graeme Drendel, Terry Matassoni and Lewis Miller have been selected as Finalists in the acquisitive 2022 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize encourages both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture. Since its establishment in 1988 by passionate supporters of the arts, Doug and Greta Moran AO, the Prize has supported artists striving to achieve success and recognition in portraiture.

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize judges original artworks from Australian artists, capturing Australians from all walks of life, whether a public figure or someone from the artist’s circle of experience. Works are painted at least partly from life with the sitter known to the artist.


The finalists are in the running for a $150,000 first prize to be announced on November 30.

The 2022 Prize is judged by Gerard Vaughan AM, Australian art historian and museum administrator, Lucy Culliton, one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists and Peter Moran, Moran Arts Foundation. Peter’s parents Doug and Greta Moran AO established the Moran Arts Foundation in 1988 to fulfill their dream of helping Australian artists along the path to excellence.

The 30 finalists will appear in an online exhibition from 30 November. Find out more information about the Doug Moran Portrait Prize here.

Glenn Morgan and Terry Matassoni in North West City News

Terry Matassoni  Neighbourhood  2022  oil on linen 122 x 168 cm

Terry Matassoni’s recent exhibition Neighbourhood and Beyond Glenn Morgan’s exhibition Covid Madness were reviewed in Issue 16 of the North West City News.





Click here to read more about Terry Matassoni and view available works.

Click here to read more about Glenn Morgan and view available works.

Maryanne Coutts and Terry Matassoni Finalists in The 2022 Paul Guest Prize

Above image: Terry Matassoni  Lockdown  2021-22  pencil on paper  76 x 102 cm



Congratulations to Maryanne Coutts and Terry Matassoni who have been selected as finalists in the 2022 Paul Guest Prize.


The Paul Guest Prize is an award and exhibition held biennially that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, The Honorable Paul Guest OAM QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice.  The Prize is a non-acquisitive cash award of $15,000.

‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career.

I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential,’

– Paul Guest OAM


Maryanne Coutts

Maryanne Coutts completed a PhD at the University of Ballarat in 1999 and has taught at Monash University, the Australian Catholic University and the National Art School, where she is currently Head of Drawing. Her thick, weighty gouache and water colour works depict ambiguous, dark and often unsettling landscapes and anonymous figures.

Maryanne Coutts   Dress Code, March (Rain)  2022  crayon, gouache and ink on black paper  120 x 110 cm


Terry Matassoni

Terry Matassoni completed a Diploma of Fine Art in 1980 and a postgraduate diploma in art in 1982 at the Victorian College of the Arts, and later a Master of Fine Art at Deakin University in 2001.  His work is held by the National Gallery of Victoria, VIC Heide Museum of Modern Art, VIC, The Museum of New Zealand , the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Artbank, Sydney; the Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, and several regional and university

Terry Matassoni  Lockdown  2021-22  pencil on paper  76 x 102 cm


Click here for more information about The Paul Guest Prize.


Bendigo Art Gallery

47 View Street, Bendigo, VIC

Open 10am – 5pm

6 August – 30 October 2022

Winner announced 7 August 2022