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The In Between, 2019

Sibone Heary

Darling Portrait Prize Highly Commended

The In Between examines the female experience beyond the facade of the public self. My paintings draw heavily on my own life as an artist, a friend, a mother, a partner, a daughter and more. I am always ‘on’, always moving, interacting, connecting and ‘smiling’. And then there are the in-between moments – the moments of solitude when I have a second to breathe and sit with my tired self. Sometimes I am happy, sometimes broken, and sometimes just content to sit still in the sunshine and stare at the walls.

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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.