art prizes

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 

Finalist 2019 - currently on exhibition

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DANDROGYNY

Portrait of Daniel Newell

(FOR SALE - email for more info)

Jimmi's painting DANDROGYNY (his second portrait of dancer and performer Daniel Newell as DANDROGYNY) is a finalist in the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and is currently on tour around Australia as part of the DMNPP exhibition. 

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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”.

Warrnibald Portrait Prize 

Finalist 2020 

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Guy

Portrait of Guy Heath

Guy Heath 1992 – 2019

Photographer, musician, friend, son, brother, lover.

Painting my dear friend Guy as a gift to his parents was one of the most moving and meaningful experiences of my life. We all miss you Guy

Reflections of Guy, by we who loved him: loyal, generous, immaculate, soul brother to no end, calming,  spiritual, good vibes til the end, modest, effortlessly kind, cool, gentle, genuine, fun-loving, joyous, playful, caring, deep, respectful, a true gentleman, admirable, sincere, style with a smile, whole authentic love, plethora of love, humble groover, beautiful, hilarious, suave whole-hearted hugs.

Guy Heath, you are dearly missed by many.
I painted Guy’s portrait in June 2020, listening to his favourite album, i,i by Bon Iver. I painted. I sang. I cried.

Warrnibald Portrait Prize 2018

Winner - People's Choice Award

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MANHOOD

Portrait of Daniel Newell

as DANDROGYNY

(SOLD)

MANHOOD won the People's Choice Award at the Warrnambool Art Gallery's 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.

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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 portrait MANHOOD 

Warrnibald Portrait Prize 2017

WINNER - Judges Main Award

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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.

© 2020 by Jimmi Buscombe