James Powditch in Doug Moran
James Powditch, Catherine Keenan, Story Teller, mixed media, 190 x 150 cm
Congratulations to new Arthouse artist James Powditch for being selected as a finalist in this year’s Doug Moran National Portrait Prize! His striking portrait depicts Catherine Keenan, co-founder of the Sydney Story Factory, with afro-esque hair comprising Klippel-inspired cogs and the words of children. These words came from short stories written by kids at the Factory about what they think of Keenan – a beautiful way of evoking Keenan's passion for words and stories. You can catch Powditch’s work ‘Catherine Keenan - story teller’ at Juniper Hall, Paddington, from 27 October to 5 February.