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Mixed Media on paper, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

I met Maddie when I was 13 at a youth theatre company. Growing up we pursued individual creative paths but always remained in each others’ consciousnesses. Maddie has now written and presented her own television series ‘Maddie Perry: Tough Jobs’ as well as directing both ‘Nanette’ and ‘Douglas’, Hannah Gadsby’s incredible stand up specials.

The way Maddie is able to realise other creative’s visions, as well as her own, is beyond inspiring to me. Maddie works to create experiences which illicit positive social change which is not only admirable but also desperately needed in today’s creative landscape.

The complexity, nuance and sheer compassion Maddie injects into the work she makes inspired me to create my most detailed work to date. I wanted this portrait to not only document Maddie but to capture the quiet, calm confidence she exudes. I am so proud of this work and of my friend Maddie.

This artwork will be on show at the 2021 Bluethumb Art Prize Winners Exhibition at 1 Denison in North Sydney from 8th August - 23rd September. Delivery will occur after the exhibition ends on the 23rd September.

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Watercolour pencil, watercolour paint and acrylic on watercolour paper

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 77.0(W) x 96.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 57.0(W) x 76.0(H).

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