When: Thursday 6 April – Sunday 28 May

Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.

Price: FREE

This new series from portrait artist Rose Wilson pays homage to the working farmers of the Victorian Highlands around her Trentham home.

Wilson depicts a generation of agricultural families that are disappearing as small farms are swallowed up by larger farms, the urban fringe creeps outwards, and rural young people migrate to regional and metropolitan areas.

In this series of oil paintings, Wilson captures the faces of farming couples, working farm dogs, and a way of life that is becoming increasingly rare. All works are for sale.


Meet the Artist: Rose Wilson

When: Thursday 6 April, 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery

Price: $6 ($5 moMAMA / Concession), includes refreshments.

Portrait artist Rose Wilson returns to her home town to exhibit her latest series of works, The Disappearing Farmer.This is your opportunity to meet Rose and preview the works for sale.

In this series, Wilson pays homage to the local farming families, the operators of traditional ‘small family farms’ that are experiencing increasing pressure to survive. Her style and technique captures the rugged lifestyle of these farmers, and all in the family that contribute to the farm’s operation.

Wilson, who was born and raised in Albury, is renowned for her portraits, with regular appearances in the Archibald and Black Swan portrait prizes. After years of travelling and living in remote Australia, Wilson has resettled in the Victorian Highlands near Trentham.


Rose Wilson: Live Portrait Demonstration

When: Monday 1 May, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery

Price: FREE

Join artist Rose Wilson within her current exhibition, The Disappearing Farmer, for a live demonstration of the art of portraiture.

Wilson’s current exhibition captures the faces of a disappearing generation of Australian farmers from the Victorian highlands, in this series of oil paintings which includes portraits of farm dogs and farming couples. The exhibition provides the backdrop to this interactive event in which Rose will impart the techniques and tools used to create her unique oil sketches.

Enjoy morning tea while you interact with the artist as she discusses her career in art, her love of portraiture, and her upcoming entry in the Archibald Prize.