DANELLE BERGSTROM ACQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
The Vivisector - David Williamson, oil on canvas, 150 x 180 cm
One of Australia’s National Living Treasures, David Williamson, is the most prolific, awarded and commercially successful playwright in the history of Australian theatre, with his successful career spanning almost 50 years. Danelle Bergstrom's portrait of Williamson has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
"The title of this work, The Vivisector, was suggested by David. I thought it was perfect with a prickly reference to Patrick White’s novel about the relationship between an artist and his work. I have always admired David’s work and I feel absolutely enriched by this experience. He also showed me great understanding and sensitivity toward an often neurotic creative process."
Congratulations Danelle on the achievement!