Lilly (Portrait of Lilly Luhrmann)
Oil on canvas
41 x 41 cm
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork and sitter
In 2020, Lilly Luhrmann responded to concerns about the welfare of international students stranded in Australia due to Covid. After researching their circumstances and needs, she worked with the State Government to launch the Study Queensland Luhrmann Appeal.
“Lilly struck me as a warm, and empathetic young woman, who was making a difference to the lives of other young people in difficult times.”
Lilly Luhrmann is the daughter of director, writer and producer Baz Luhrmann and production designer Catherine Martin.
About the artist
Elizabeth Barden is a Brisbane born contemporary figurative artist, who’s work is represented in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is regularly a finalist in major awards, including the Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize, the Lethbridge Art Award, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, the Kennedy Art Prize and the Darling Portrait Prize.