Rose Wilson a Finalist!

Rose Wilson was amongst 30 finalists chosen for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. With over 700 entries only 35 are chosen with the winning portrait receiving $150,000 Dollars. The Moran Portrait Prize is known not only for the richest portrait prize in Australia but the world. The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote contemporary Australian portraiture.

Rose Wilson was born and bred in Albury and ventured to the Big smoke as a young Adult. “All of my family still live in Albury/Wodonga, we are a close family so I venture back quite often. I’ve been on the go since leaving home, and since meeting my husband (a Wodonga boy), 19 years ago, I’ve been fortunate to venture to places not only in Australia but overseas. Regardless of where I’ve been, Albury is still home.

Rose has been painting portraiture for 14 years since acquiring her BAVA at Newcastle University. She has travelled extensively throughout Australia and has settled for country life in the Macedon Rangers. Majority of my portraits have been of Indigenous Australian as my husband and I lived in east Arnhem for a couple of years plus I also maintain a relationship with a community at Elcho Island.

The Moran Portrait prize will open on the 10th of August at the State Library of NSW, and the announcement of the winners including second and 3 highly recommended will take place on the opening night. The Exhibition will run for 3 months. The Salon De Refuse is still travelling around NSW and is currently in Tweed Heads.

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