Rose Wilson: The Disappearing Farmer
When: Thursday 6 April - Sunday 28 May
Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA.
This new series from portrait artist Rose Wilson pays homage to the working farmers of the Victorian farmers around her Trentham home.
Wilson depicts a generation of agricultural families that are disappearing as small farms are swallowed up by larger farms, the urban fringe creeps outwards, and rural young people migrate to regional and metropolitan areas.
In this series of oil paintings, Wilson captures the faces of farming couples, working farm dogs, and a way of life that is becoming increasingly rare.
Wilson, who was born and raised in Albury, has been a finalist in a number of prestigous portrait prizes including the Archibald, Black Swan, and Moran prizes.
Visitors are invited to nominate their favourite portrait from The Disappearing Farmer, to assist the artist in making her entry into this year’s Archibald Prize.
The Archibald Prize exhibition will be touring to MAMA later this year.