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Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009

by Rose Hammer

Year 12, Narrabundah College ACT
watercolour
50.0 x 59.8 cm
on display at the National Portrait Gallery

This painting is a surreal and expressive illustration of the network of memories, perceptions and habits that constitute my life and my identity. My affinity for cold-blooded animals is included, as are the personifications I often create for the toys that I own. My life essentially revolves around ideas, which come as a result of the connections I make between seemingly unrelated things, such as fish and light bulbs. Most of these ideas are kept inside my head and are seldom expressed, but this painting should provide a little insight.

Headspace 9

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Headspace 8

The Journey

Previous exhibition, 2007

This year's theme calls upon students to consider the concept of 'The Journey'.

The Precasso Armoured Butterfly, 2010 by Alicia Mozqueira
The Precasso Armoured Butterfly, 2010 by Alicia Mozqueira
The Precasso Armoured Butterfly, 2010 by Alicia Mozqueira
The Precasso Armoured Butterfly, 2010 by Alicia Mozqueira

Headspace 10

Self/reflections

Previous exhibition, 2010

Headspace 10 is a national, secondary school art exhibition from all states and territories exploring the theme, Self/reflections, through portraiture.

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