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Gordon Darling

by Jiawei Shen

Gordon Darling interview
Video: 2 minutes

Gordon Darling talks about how Jiawei Shen came to paint his portrait.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Video credits: music by Kai Engel

Video transcript

2 portraits

1 L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006. © Jiawei Shen. 2 Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2005. © Commonwealth of Australia. Both Jiawei Shen.

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