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Lilly (Portrait of Lilly Luhrmann) by Elizabeth Barden

Lilly (Portrait of Lilly Luhrmann)

Elizabeth Barden

Sitter

Lilly Luhrmann

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

41 x 41 cm

Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category

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.

“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.”

Behind the scenes