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Welcome to the Archibald Prize

Posted on 5 July 2016
Welcome to the Archibald Prize

The Social Support Program Gladesville Art Group have worked together on a group entry for the NSW Art Gallery Archibald Prize. Their entry celebrates the work and life of local resident and global humanitarian, Lucy Hobgood Brown. The project is an excellent example of how a community working together can develop a wide variety of enriching relationships and promote mutual support.

Each week, 10 to 15 residents meet to develop their interest and skills in art. The group is totally inclusive and includes a mix of ages and abilities. They were encouraged by their art teacher Mr. Brandt Lewis to submit a work for the Archibald Prize. The group have been working together on a portrait of Lucy Hobgood Brown, a local resident, supporter of HHRCS and recent recipient of an Rotary International Award in recognition of her achievement of being one of 6 Global Women of Action. Lucy is the founder of HandUp Congo, which is an organisation supporting women and children in the Congo. In keeping with Lucy's commitment to community development the Art Group's project is all about collaboration. The group was keen to show case their ability to work in cohesion and harmony in order to shine a light on Lucy and her achievements and to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
The work itself is a 12 panel piece and celebrates all abilities and styles. We would like to offer a warm congratulations to the group and their wonderful entry which shines a light on one of our communities most selfless members.

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