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Melbourne Polytechnic Illustration teacher wins Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

13 Nov 2015

There’s a saying about ‘first time lucky’, but in the case of Warren Crossett, we know it was his outstanding skills that won him the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize  on his first attempt.

Warren, who teaches in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Illustration program, is a respected commercial artist and illustrator of children’s books who was runner up for Children’s Council Australia’s Picture Book of the Year in 2007. 

His work has been included in prestigious journals such as Graphics Poster and the British Design and Art Direction Annual.

Warren’s entry for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, ‘Self Portrait after Saint Jerome Flanders’, (pictured) is based on a 16th century portrait of St Jerome held by the National Gallery of Victoria.

If you’re thinking about a career in Illustration and would like to know more about our courses, please visit our website or call our Course Enquiries Centre on 03 9269 8400.

Read about Warren's win on the ABC website, in the Sydney Morning Herald, and in The Australian.

The Moran Arts Foundation and School Photographic Workshop Program provides photographic workshops for Australia's school students across the nations, including rural and remote schools. A donation of $35 will sponsor a child to attend a full day photographic workshop; a donation of $1000 will sponsor a workshop for 30 children. If you would like to support the Moran Arts Foundation, please visit their website.

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Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1481248345e.cin1481248345hcety1481248345lopen1481248345ruobl1481248345em@sn1481248345oitac1481248345inumm1481248345oC1481248345

Melbourne Polytechnic operates across six campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.

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