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Portrait Gallery unveils new commission

1 December 2017

Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae
Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae

The National Portrait Gallery unveiled its most recent portrait commission for the collection on Thursday 30 November 2017. The portrait depicts local businessman and philanthropist Mr Terry Snow AM as painted by Sydney-based artist Jude Rae.

Director of the Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble, welcomes the new addition, the first Canberra business person to be represented in the collection. ‘Mr Snow has been a generous contributor to the growth of Canberra as a city, most recently with the redevelopment of the airport for the intake of international flights to the city. As Executive Chairman of Canberra Airport and the Capital Airport Group, Mr Snow has been and will continue to be a strong asset to the Canberra community and economy,’ said Mr Trumble.

‘Mr Snow is also a committed philanthropist with a focus on assisting disadvantaged people through the Snow Foundation. The Foundation has assisted organisations and individuals with grant funding totalling $21 million.’

‘The portrait of Mr Snow is a beautiful creation by Jude Rae, who is known for a painting style that reveals the quiet inner-life of her sitters. The Gallery felt that the pairing of artist Jude Rae with sitter Terry Snow was a natural union that enabled the revelation of his quiet benevolence. It is a pleasure to welcome this portrait of Mr Terry Snow into the collection in recognition of his important contributions to Australia.’

The portrait was unveiled at a Foundation event on 30 November 2017 and will join the Portrait Gallery’s collection. The painting will be on display at the Gallery in coming months.

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