Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

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Peter Wegner (left) accepting the Prize in 2006. Right: Doug Moran
Leslie Rice, 2007 & 2012 Winner

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is an annual Australian portrait prize founded by Doug Moran in 1988, the year of Australia's Bicentenary. It is the richest portrait prize in the world with A$150,000 awarded to the winner. The prize is acquisative; "the winning portrait immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection".[1]

The aim of the competition is to promote contemporary Australian portraiture and, as such, entry conditions stipulate that both the artist and their subject be an Australian citizen or resident for at least one year prior to the closing date for entries, however it is not required that the artist or the subject be well known.

There was a court case in 2002–2004 involving the Moran family and the Tweed Shire Council, which ended with an out of court settlement. Following this, there was no longer a $1000 prize paid to the 30 finalists who did not win, and no longer an international judge.[2] This has now changed back and finalists again receive $1,000.[1]

List of winners[edit]

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize[edit]

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize was set in motion in 2007 by the Moran Arts Foundation. This Prize is exhibited at the same time as the Portrait Prize and consists of three sections; Open, Secondary Schools and Primary Schools. Entrants are asked to interpret ‘Contemporary life in Australia’, with an emphasis on Australian's going about their day-to-day lives.

There is a total prize pool of A$80,000, with $50,000 awarded to the winner of the Open division and $1,000 awarded to each of the 30 Finalists. The Secondary division is split into three sections; 7–8 (winner receives $2,000), 9–10 (winner receives $3,000) and 11–12 (winner receives $5,000). Each winner's school wins the same amount for the development of the arts at the school. The 30 finalists of the Primary division each receive a digital camera.

Photography Workshop Program[edit]

The Moran Arts Foundation Photography Workshop Program commenced in 2007 and is part of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

The free workshops are run by professional photographers at schools Australia wide. Each student is given a digital camera to work with for the day along with guidance from the professional photographer. Basic photography skills are taught along the theme of ‘Visual Storytelling’ and the student's print their 5 favourite shots of the day. In 2015 there were 112 digital photography workshops across Australia in urban, rural and remote areas. Out of the 112 workshops 21 were held in remote areas.

Photographic Prize winners[edit]

Open Section[edit]

  • 2007 – Ben Searcy – Waiting for News on David -Terry and Bev Hicks on the five-year anniversary of David's detainment[44]
  • 2008 – Belinda Mason – Four Generations[45]
  • 2009 – Dean Sewell – A Dry Argument[30]
  • 2010 – Dean Sewell – Cockatoo Island Ferry[30]
  • 2011 – Jack Atley – Steve Waugh and Sarah Walker[30]
  • 2012 – Ashleigh Bradley – Marti, Surfer, Jacqui Stockdale, Rama-Jaara Royal Shepherdess, Kelsey Austin Walsh, The World Inside My Mind, Tobias Titz, Noel Charlie[30]
  • 2013 – John Janson-Moore – Nyrripi girl with finger[30]
  • 2014 – Suzanne McCorkell – Time out from training[30]
  • 2015 – Trent Mitchell – Boy in Boat, Hervey Bay, QLD 2015
  • 2016 – Johannes Reinhart – "Mermaid Show"

Schools Section (Secondary, Years 11 and 12)[edit]

  • 2007 – Ronnie Ling The Usual Suspects[46]
  • 2008 – Alex Case Where You've Been Hiding[47]

Schools Section (Secondary, Years 9 and 10)[edit]

  • 2007 – Ronald Au Otamop[48]
  • 2008 – Larissa Enright Sinking[49]

Schools Section (Secondary, Years 7 and 8)[edit]

  • 2007 – Vonny Chui Constant Change[50]
  • 2008 – Alden Leong Pollution[51]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, moranprizes.com.au
  2. ^ Sharon Verghis (2 June 2004). "How divorce was raised to a high art". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. ^ 1988 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  4. ^ 1990 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  5. ^ Bill, www.roberthannaford.com.au
  6. ^ 1992 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  7. ^ 1994 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  8. ^ Picture of Carolyn Eskdale Archived 19 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ 1996 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  10. ^ Gaunt and glorious Archived 19 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ 1998 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  12. ^ "Self-portrait in bed with the animals". Pandora.nla.gov.au. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  13. ^ 2000 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  14. ^ Red Portrait Suzanne (his wife, Suzanne Archer)
  15. ^ 2002 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  16. ^ "A Fine Romance No. 9". Pandora.nla.gov.au. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  17. ^ 2004 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  18. ^ Wounded Poet (of the poet, Graham Doyle)
  19. ^ 2006 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  20. ^ Self Portrait 2007 Archived 17 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ 2007 Finalists, moranprizes.com.au via web.archive.org
  22. ^ What I Assume You Shall Assume (Self-portrait) Archived 22 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ 2009 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  24. ^ "Jimmy Barnes, There but for the Grace of God Go I, no.2". Moranprizes.com.au. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  25. ^ 2009 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  26. ^ 2010 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  27. ^ "Phoebe is dead/McQueen". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  28. ^ 2010 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  29. ^ 2011 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  30. ^ a b c d e f g "Moran Prizes". Moran Arts Foundation. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  31. ^ 2011 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  32. ^ 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  33. ^ Self Portrait (with the Muses of Painting and Poetry) Archived 28 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  35. ^ 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  36. ^ 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  37. ^ 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  38. ^ 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  39. ^ 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  40. ^ 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  41. ^ 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – winner, moranprizes.com.au
  42. ^ 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – finalists, moranprizes.com.au
  43. ^ Morris, Linda (18 October 2017). "Doug Moran National Portrait Prize goes to Tim Storrier". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  44. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 15 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  45. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 22 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  46. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 15 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  47. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 21 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  48. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  49. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  50. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  51. ^ Moranprizes.com.au Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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