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Darling Portrait Prize 2024

Opens Saturday 22 June
until Sunday 13 October 2024

On show alongside the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2024

Habitat of monstera II (Self-portrait with yellow paisley jacket), 2023 Bahman Kermany
Habitat of monstera II (Self-portrait with yellow paisley jacket), 2023 Bahman Kermany. © The artist

Bookings available

$15 Adult / $12 Concession / $10 Circle of Friends / Under 18s free
This ticket also grants entry to the National Photographic Portrait Prize

Join the Circle of Friends to take advantage of cheaper prices. See our concession and discount policy for more information on ticket availability.

The Darling Portrait Prize is a biennial national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG. It offers a platform for artists to explore the evolving notion of Australian identity while celebrating emerging and established portrait painters.

In 2024, 24 finalists were selected for the prize with the winner receiving a cash prize of $75,000. The artist who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice Award will be awarded $10,000 courtesy of the Liangis Family Foundation.

Judges

This year the prize will be judged by Bree Pickering, Director, National Portrait Gallery; Erin Vink, Curator First Nations Art (local and global), Art Gallery of New South Wales and Tara Heffernan, Art Historian and Critic.

Finalists

Surya Bajracharya
Richard Butler Bowdon
Keith Edward Burt
Mitch Cairns
Tom Christophersen
Matthew Clarke
Nick Collerson
Jennifer D’Arcy
Dagmar Cyrulla
Peter Hughes
Bahman Kermany
Martin King
Claudio Kirac
Ali Marshall
Noel McKenna
Sarah McCloskey
Técha Noble
Jordan Richardson
Nena Salobir
Elif Sezen
Morgan Stokes
Mark Tweedie
Anna Weston
Kat Weir
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Access information

This program is wheelchair accessible.

For access support or other ways to book please email bookings@npg.gov.au or phone 02 6102 7070 prior to your visit.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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