The Salon will show an intensive view of the breadth of the collection, including paintings, china and furniture displayed in a salon arrangement. Areas of focus will include late 19th and early 20th century landscape paintings, portraits, the china collection and cabinet.
Image: E Phillips Fox, Autumn morning, 1900, oil on canvas. Bennett Bequest 1998.
Weaving by indigenous artists Eva Ponting, Auntie Cynthia Hardie, Lyn Thorpe and Naomi Ota.
Developed for Collisions – A Cross Cultural Artist’s Collaboration, a partnership project between SAM Shepparton Art Museum and Gallery Kaiela
For the past 27 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known.
Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize. Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Prize is an important part of Australia’s Arts calendar.
Benalla Art Gallery was selected as the only Victorian venue to present this prestigious prize.
Image: Warren Crossett, Self-portrait after St Jerome Flanders, 2015.