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2004 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

A portrait painting entitled “Aunty Syd and her One Hundred Years” by Josonia Palaitis, is currently on exhibition in the 2004 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize at the State Library of NSW.   30 finalists were chosen out of 518 entries for the competition. 

Jo Palaitis, a former winner of the $100,000 prize, has painted a sensitive and engaging portrait of her dearly loved great-aunt, Sydney May Clegg, who was born in 1904 in South Africa.  The already large family had moved there after their father had served in the Boer War.  In 1905 the family returned to Australia.  Syd Clegg has two sons,  four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

“Aunty Syd has been in my life all my life,” said the artist.  “Her exuberant laughter  and fun-loving spirit always filled the air with optimism whenever she came to visit.”


Aunty Syd and her One Hundred Years by Josonia Palaitis  

Click here for website: Portrait Gallery

The exhibition is on every day until 19th September 2004.

Weekdays 9am - 5pm and weekends 11am - 5pm

Phone State Library of NSW  02 9273 1770

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