the importance of being I


This work is a portrait of transition and transformation revealing Geoffrey Rush in the act of becoming the character, Lady Bracknall, in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The portrait and accompanying diptych represent tangible evidence of the ephemeral work of both actor and artist.

1024 individual oil paintings
11 remaining oil on board paintings, 45 cm x 70 cm
70 studio painting days
572 hours
1 February 2012 – 20 June 2012

Finalist in The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2012. Sydney, Australia