Portrait of Linda Burney

“Breaking through” Exhibition

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This portrait appeared as part of the '“Breaking Through” Exhibition at the Australian Museum of Democracy. The exhibition honoured 75 years of women in parliament. The portrait represented Linda Burney, first indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.

I felt a responsibility to convey Linda Burney’s strength, poise and well-earned pride in both her political achievements and her Indigenous heritage. I approached this with the use of a soft organic line and the strength of a limited colour palette in acknowledgement of the Labor Party.

- Artist Statement