Project Description

Milburn Art Prize, is the Brisbane Institute of Art’s (BIA) Annual Prize

Gallery hours: 10am to 4pm  Weekdays
41 Grafton St, WINDSOR, Qld

29 April  to  13 May, 2016


ALSO selected for, Who is Looking at You, Cambridge Studio Gallery’s annual Portrait Prize February 2016
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

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Skin Deep – Self Portrait 

Mixed Media Hemp Canvas and Silk Thread, 64 x 64cm

Stinging Nettles are used to make the pigment for this portrait, their sting is only skin deep. However, the plant itself has many beneficial qualities both to humans and the soil. The cancer I had removed left a lot of stitches, some people found this quite confronting, and it made them feel uncomfortable. Our society tends to shun imperfections, the resulting scar I see as a celebration of the passing of time, that I am healed and it was only skin deep, the scar is part of my story.