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Darling Portrait Prize 2022

Opens Saturday 25 June
until Sunday 9 October 2022

Bookings essential

$15 Adult / $12 Concession / $10 Circle of Friends
Tickets grant entry to both the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize

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The Darling Portrait Prize is a national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015), who was instrumental in establishing the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

Congratulations to our finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize 2022! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted portraits. The judges have selected 39 paintings from a field of hundreds.

Jane Allan
Cynthia Breusch
Filippa Buttitta
Maxim Chikanchi
Yvette Coppersmith
Melissa Clements
Chonggang Du
Esther Erlich
Betina Fauvel-Ogden
Miriam Fraser
Hong Fu
Jaq Grantford
Craig Handley
Robert Hannaford
Tom Hermann
Nicholas Hopwood
Sean Hutton
Effie Mandalos
Harley Manifold
Kathie Mason
Darren McDonald
Glenn Morgan
Eleni Nakopoulos
Paul Newton
Renata Pari-Lewis
Evert Ploeg
Rachael Robb
Jenny Rodgerson
Wendy Sharpe
Jiawei Shen
Michael Simms
Tony Sowersby
Avraham Vofsi
Daniel Wein
Tamas Wells
Phil Went
Narelle Zeller
Qiang Zhang
Caroline Zilinsky
 

The winner will be announced when the exhibition opens in June 2022. All finalists will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery alongside the National Photographic Portrait Prize from 25 June to 9 October 2022.

Prizes

The winner will receive a cash prize of $75,000. There are a raft of other prizes too, including Highly Commended, and of course, the People’s Choice Award.

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Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize 2022

Upcoming exhibition

from Saturday 25 June

Little Darlings is for primary and secondary students, with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12. Responding to the theme ‘identity’, students painted, drew, photographed, printed or combined all of these to make their portrait.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Who will win?
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Who will win?
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Who will win?
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Who will win?

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Upcoming exhibition

from Saturday 25 June

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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Elizabeth
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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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