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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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Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer
Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer
Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer
Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer

Headspace 9

Self Identities - Making Connections

Previous exhibition, 2009

Headspace 9 is an exhibition of outstanding student self portraits (paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and media arts) by Year 10, 11 and 12 school students that will engage a national audience.

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