Dreams do come true:

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.




30 thoughts on “Dreams do come true:

  1. Pingback: Older, and dafter too! | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me

    1. bkpyett Post author

      Thank you for this ping-back. I loved reading your writing and wonder if you were/are an Australian, before starting a new life in Ireland? I admire the way you are continuing to write and express those things that are needing to be written.


  2. Dixie Minor

    How wonderful that dreams CAN come true! And how much better to be happy now that to “peak early”, (a phrase on ofmy friends used to comfort her daughter, who was having a tough time with some cliques in middle school.) Congratulations to Christopher! That is wonderful!

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Thanks Gerard, we’re really happy, especially as the exhibition will come to Mornington. They have shown the Archibald the last few years, and this is the first time they’ve had the Salon.



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