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Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000

by Genevieve Preston

gouache/acrylic paint on board
42 x 29 cm
Year 9, The Scots School Albury, Albury

My name is Genevieve Preston. I am fourteen years old and live in Albury. When I began painting myself I realised that actually it was quite difficult. In my painting I tried to capture something about myself and I believe I have done that. I especially like my eyes in the painting and I like the effect of having the head in the corner with a large area of dark background. I also like the way the hair is. Overall, I am pretty happy with the portrait.

Headspace 1

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Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston

Headspace 1

Previous exhibition, 2000

Headspace showcases portrait art produced by secondary students from Year 7 to Year 12 in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in Canberra and its surrounding regions extending to Wollongong, Deniliquin, Leeton, Crookwell, Bombala, Narooma and Albury

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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