We are delighted to announce that Darren McDonald has been selected as a finalist in this year’s renowned Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, with his portrait of distinguished Australian ceramist Stephen Benwell.
For 25 years, the Moran Prize has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture. The acquisitive prize is a very important part of Australia’s art calendar boosting a first prize award of $150,000. The prize is to be judged by art historian and museum curator Daniel Thomas, and artist and previous Moran Prize recipient Ben Quilty. We wish Darren the best of luck ahead of tonight’s announcement. The exhibition opens 24th October at Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney.