Warrnibald Portrait Prize 2018
Winner - People's Choice Award
Portrait of Daniel Newell
MANHOOD won the People's Choice Award at the Warrnibald Portrait Prize in 2018. Following the exhibition, the painting was purchased by the Warrnambool Art Gallery as part of their permanent collection of works.
Daniel Newell is a professional dancer and performance artist. He first attended dance classes in Warrnambool at the age of 9, where he was guided, inspired and supported by teachers including Melissa Dance and Donna Advincula. He left Warrnambool upon completing Secondary School to study dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. Daniel has had a highly diverse dance career from Bollywood films to Kylie Minogue clips to performing for Opera Australia and more recently as performance artist DANDROGYNY.
In Daniel’s words “DANDROGYNY is a hybrid; a fusion of man, woman, other, queerness, openness, colour, shade and love”.
Jimmi and Daniel Newell with MANHOOD - A portrait of DANDROGYNY
Warrnibald Portrait Prize 2017
WINNER - Judges Main Award
Jennifer and Rosie (SOLD)
In August 2017, Jimmi took first place at the Warrnambool Art Gallery and WDEA Warrnibald Portrait Prize for his portrait of asylum seeker advocate, story teller and mentor of young people, Jennifer Chambers.
Jennifer & Rosie
(Small acts of kindness)
Acrylic Paint on Linen - 900 x 600
Jennifer is here to help others find their own voice and story. She has spent much of her career with young people in South West Victoria fostering self-expression, inner strength and confident curiosity in her professional roles both in the education and not-for-profit sectors. Jennifer currently runs a business coaching people in performance and public speaking, with many young people learning the life changing power of being seen and heard authentically. True to her Irish heritage, she has a deep love of poetry, song and story-telling and receives great joy in sharing this with others.
Jennifer has a deep sensitivity to all living beings and is strongly moved to help those in most need. She has been highly active advocating for the rights of Asylum Seekers through groups such as Love Makes a Way and Rural Australia for Refugees, whilst supporting the local Greens Party through fund raising activities and election day tasks. Jennifer has worked for many years for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children program and has led many confronting but enlightening conversations with students through the Young People and Healthy Relationships program on the topics of sex, love and safety.