Portrait of a Performer during a Pandemic
Performing Arts and Music Award
About the artwork
The pandemic has been especially devastating for musicians who rely on live shows and touring‚ both of which were made impossible with necessary public health measures. Jeremy Neale’s latest album was released in late February and he was anticipating a tour but instead finds himself in the slower-paced life of isolation.
About the sitter
Jeremy Neale is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music has traversed a diverse landscape of guitar pop in his journey as a solo artist and in various Brisbane bands. Jeremy is also a husband, a new father, and the nicest musician in Australia.
About the artist
John Martin is a Brisbane architect and artist working predominantly in portraiture and new media. He has had artworks shown in group shows including the John Copes Portrait Prize (2018), Brisbane Portrait Prize (2019), and The Lethbridge 20000 (2020).