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Wendy Bowman, 2019 David Darcy

Wendy Bowman, 2019

David Darcy
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Ahn & Pete, The Bus Stop Project, 2012 by Simone Darcy

Ahn & Pete, The Bus Stop Project, 2012

by Simone Darcy
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Levi Miller on the set of "Red Dog: True Blue", 2015 by David Darcy

Levi Miller on the set of "Red Dog: True Blue", 2015

by David Darcy
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People's Choice Award announcement

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We are delighted to announce the winner of the $10,000 People's Choice Award for the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize is David Darcy for his painting of farmer and environmentalist Wendy Bowman.

David, 2016 by David Darcy

David, 2016

by David Darcy
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Three lemons for Simon, 2022 David Darcy

Three lemons for Simon

David Darcy
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Yarnangu, 2023 David Darcy

Yarnangu

David Darcy
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Les Darcy
Les Darcy
Les Darcy

Les Darcy, c. 1916

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Les Darcy
Les Darcy
Les Darcy

Les Darcy, c. 1917

Cameron Studios
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Les Darcy, Australian Middleweight Boxer
Les Darcy, Australian Middleweight Boxer
Les Darcy, Australian Middleweight Boxer

Les Darcy, Australian Middleweight Boxer, c. 1910

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Transition, 2009 by Harry Scott

Transition, 2009

by Harry Scott
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Elizabeth

Darling Portrait Prize 2020

Previous exhibition, 2020

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

Wendy Bowman, 2019 David Darcy

The People’s Choice Awards

16 June 2020
Archived media releases 2020

The votes have been counted, and the winners of the National Portrait Gallery’s People’s Choice Awards for the Prize exhibitions are...

Les Darcy

American dream leads to tragic end

Devotion

Young love lost, treasured

Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Previous exhibition, 2016

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 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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