Futures Past, prompt by Ben Huberman As a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up? How close or far are you from that vision?
When I was pre-teens, all I wanted was to marry Christopher Pyett. The fact that I had to wait till I was 54 didn’t deter me; just allowed a lot of growing up to happen in the interim. I was always a slow learner.
Christopher has a goal of one day winning the Archibald Portrait Prize, though he probably wouldn’t admit it. This year was the first time he’s entered and he missed out. There were over 800 entries, and 47 were chosen.
The good news is that he was accepted into the Salon des Refuse´s. The National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery at The Rocks has chosen paintings that didn’t make the Archibald Portrait Prize or the Wynne Landscape Prize from this large group of entries. This gallery has a good reputation and I hope if any of you reading this live or are visiting Sydney, you might find time to visit this gallery.
As this will be a touring exhibition, it will also come to the Mornington Regional Gallery on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, between 9th October and 29th November. We are very excited about this as it will allow the portrait of Rosie to get some good exposure.