2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

National Exhibition Register

  • Scarlett as Colonial Girl
    Megan Seres Scarlett as Colonial Girl, 2016
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy Moran Arts Foundation and the artist

About the exhibition

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize has the largest prize money of any art competition in Australia. It showcases the best of portraiture and is judged by eminent experts in their fields. The Moran Arts Foundation is seeking venues for touring the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in late 2018.

For the past 28 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.

Previous winners of the prize include artists Vincent Fantauzzo, Louise Hearman, Nigel Milsom, Ben Quilty, Michael Zavros, with judges including Edmund Capon and Angus Trumble and artists Rick Amor and Lewis Miller.

The 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize winner will be announced on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at Juniper Hall, an historic 1824 Georgian house in Sydney’s Paddington.

Artists and Curator

The prizes are judged by a panel of experts which includes leading Australian artists and academics

The DMNPP present works by established, emerging and lesser known artists. Artists included in this touring exhibition to be confirmed after the October announcement of prize finalists and winners.

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
08/10/2018 - 16/12/2018
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Moran Arts Foundation, Juniper Hall, Paddington
$0 (exc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Media Kit
Primary contact
Melanie Mulqueeny
Events Coordinator
Moran Arts Foundation
02 9548 7880
Moran Arts Foundation