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Listening to Light, Simon Mordant, 2015

Chloe Vallance

mixed media (synthetic polymer paint, gouache, water, coloured pencils and ink) on plywood (support: 240.0 cm x 120.0 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mordant Family Collection
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2016

Accession number: 2016.62

Currently not on display

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Chloe Vallance

Simon D. Mordant AO (age 56 in 2015)

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Simon D. Mordant AO (2 portraits)

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1. 3 Mordants, 2011. All Adam Cullen.

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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.