2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists Announced

As major sponsor of the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize we are absolutely delighted to congratulate the semi-finalists announced at this morning.

This year’s DMNPP had a record number of entries with over 1100 paintings submitted, including portraits of Australian identities.  Among the semi finalists are portraits of Jack Charles, Warwick Thornton, Isla Fisher, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Michael Gudinski, Pat Harry OAM, Erik Thomson, Adam Elliott, Ben Quilty and Julian Assange.

There are several previous winners of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) among the semi-finalists including Vincent Fantauzzo, Warren Crossett, Penny Dowie, Robert Hannaford, Esther Erlich, David Fairbairn, Prudence Flint and Peter Wegner.  Other well-known artists among the semi-finalists are Anh Do, Ann Cape, George Gittoes, Rodney Pople and Steve Lopes.

Well done to the semi-finalists who are all one step closer to winning the $150,000 prize in October 2017.

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is Australia’s richest art prize, with prize money of $180,000 including a $150,000 first prize.   The DMNPP 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,

The finalists of the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize will be announced on Wednesday 11 October and the winner will be revealed at in event at Juniper Hall in Paddington on Wednesday 18 October.

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