FINALIST – NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

I attended the opening of the National Portrait Prize, 2016 on Friday night (18 April).  I made the trip to Canberra to see my portrait of a group of performers outside the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, Sydney.

This is the 3rd time that I have been hung in the prize and it is always a buzz to rock up to the wonderful building that houses the NPG.  As I walked in I was given a lanyard with my name and “finalist” status written on it…obviously to identify me as one of the finalists in the crowd.  The finalist were given VIP access to the space before the public entered to view the works and to mingle and meet amongst themselves.

What a nice feeling to walk in and see your work on the walls…..always a great moment for an artist and worth every effort of getting the work and your body down to Canberra.

Congratulations to the winner, Elizabeth Looker who’s work you will see if you visit the website of the NPG….or better still, take a trip to Canberra and see the work in situ at the gallery.

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The names of those performers whom I could identify are marked.
The names of those performers whom I could identify are marked.
My friend, Michelle, in front of the work.  She knows quite a few of the artists pictured.
My friend, Michelle, in front of the work. She knows quite a few of the artists pictured.
Michelle confronts the camera as Kate reads on.....
Michelle confronts the camera as Kate reads on…..
My group of supporters on the night...Kate, Michelle, Ann Maree and Joseph
My group of supporters on the night…Kate, Michelle, Ann Maree and Joseph

 

Exhibition runs from 19 March, 2016 – 26 June, 2016 at the NPG, Canberra

 

Dont forget you can also vote for the “People’s Choice” at the following web address:

www.portrait.gov.au/peopleschoice/

ONE ROOM (It’s all you need for a fab look!)

Terry Varvaressos
Terry Varvaressos

I recently had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at “One Room”.

 

One Room (1/414 Bronte Road, Bronte NSW 2024) is a progressive and highly creative hair styling studio, located at Bronte in Sydney.  I was approached by Daniel McLennan, the owner and chief stylist, to shoot hair for some up-coming competitions.

 

It was a more convenient time to shoot for the salon as they were going through their “once a year” re-furbishment of the space and had some down time to come to my studio in Lilyfield for the shoot.  I was impressed with the idea that a business, on a yearly basis, would re-furbish their interiors…..their customers must be equally impressed with that kind of commitment.

 

So my studio was transformed for a day into a veritable hair salon.  There was hair dryers, combs, brushes, extensions, colour, product, movement, panic….for days! I loved the energy that was created by all this activity.

 

It was a pleasure and a great buzz to work with talented, enthusiastic and creative geniuses in their fields.

 

Have a look at the guys at work in the following images:

Stylist                                          Model

Daniel McLennan                     Hannah

Kate Lynch                                 Alex Tinker

Laura Priori                                Terry Varvaressos

Lily Zak                                        Jarday Tundrock

 

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Lilly is thinking about adding some extensions to Jarday's hair, while Daniel goes for the orange hair dryer
Lilly is thinking about adding some extensions to Jarday’s hair, while Daniel goes for the orange hair dryer
Laura grabs some product as the rest of the team operate on their models
Laura grabs some product as the rest of the team operate on their models
Daniel McLennan works on Hannah. In the background Kate is working on Alex
Daniel McLennan works on Hannah. In the background Kate is working on Alex
Kate is busy concentrating.
Kate is busy concentrating.
Laura at work on Terry's hair
Laura at work on Terry’s hair
Daniel with a blue hairdryer, this time!
Daniel with a blue hairdryer, this time!
Finishing touches on Hannah
Finishing touches on Hannah

 

Finally it all comes together and we get results………

Terry...finished product! Hair: Laura Priori Model: Terry Varvaressos
Terry…finished product!
Hair: Laura Priori Model: Terry Varvaressos
Jarday looking fierce! Hair: Lilly Zak Model: Jarday Tundrock
Jarday looking fierce!
Hair: Lilly Zak Model: Jarday Tundrock
Hair: Kate Lynch Model: Alex Tinker
Hair: Kate Lynch Model: Alex Tinker

 

One Room

1/414 Bronte Road

Bronte NSW 2024

Phone: (02) 9387 6545