The 'Faces of Canberra ' project is my contribution to the 2013 Canberra Centenary Celebrations. I am painting portraits of the people who make Canberra a unique and interesting place to live. The local Canberra community were also invited to nominate portrait subjects.

Most portraits have had an unveiling event. Each event was organised not just to present the paintings but to celebrate each individual portrayed, as well as their life and the contribution they have made to the Canberra community, a sort of mini 'This is your Life'. For example Mal Meninga's portrait was unveiled at a Raiders game, Stasia Dabrowska's unveiling was sponsored by lifeline at the 'Women with Spirit' Awards.

On 9 May 2013 all 30 portraits come together in an exhibition at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres Griffith, ACT. The exhibition runs from the 9 to 26 May 2013. The exhibition has been funded by the Canberra Centenary Initiatives Fund. Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Lanyon is sponsoring a second showing of the 'Faces of Canberra' exhibition at the Lanyon Homestead from 3 to 29 July 2013.

There is an accompanying 'Faces of Canberra' publication of the portraits and the portrait subjects stories as well as a documentary of the progress of the 3 year project.

To read a Sydney Morning Herald story on the project click on this link.