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Susie Porter

Dee Smart

Darling Portrait Prize Finalist

Twenty years ago I played Susie Porter's sister in the iconic film Welcome to Woop Woop. To this day we remain the best of mates. During the two-hour sitting for this portrait we laughed and, as always, discussed life’s big issues. Susie is one of Australia’s best and most loved actresses; she takes on the tough, ugly, gritty roles that only a few dare tackle, and is able to convey, with compassion and joy, why and how her character exists. A big advocate for animal rights, no actress is braver or fights harder for their character’s story.

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Darling Portrait Prize

Previous exhibition, 2020

The Darling Prize is a new annual prize for Australian portrait painters, painting Australian sitters. The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

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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 both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.