RSB Portraits in National Portrait Gallery

Monday 2 July 2018
Marilyn Ball is portrayed as an albatross in the 'So Fine' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Unusual portraits of RSB members Marilyn Ball and Jack Egerton are part of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, entitled 'So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian History'. Marilyn and Jack met Sydney sculptor Linde Ivimey while returning from the 2011-2012 field season in Antarctica, aboard the cruise ship Orion, that transported them back to Tasmania. Marilyn is portrayed as an albatross, and Jack is represented as a leopard seal, and the sculptures and inclusion in the exhibition came as a complete suprise.

The portraits of Marilyn and Jack are part of a group of six sculptures made of bones, skins, furs, fabrics and other natural materials.  'So Fine' is open to the public at the National Portrait Gallery from 29 June 2018.

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