The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the
Kennedy & Doug Moran Prizes.
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Cat #27 Jim van Geet
ASKING FOR TRUTH, Dr Helen Haines MP
Oil on Linen
95 cm high x 65 cm wide
Dr. Helen Haines is the Independent Federal politician for the Indi electorate, becoming the first independent in Australian history to succeed another independent.
Born in country Victoria, she trained as a registered nurse and midwife and became a Director of Nursing. She completed a Masters Degree in epidemiology and public health before attaining a doctoral degree in medical science in Stockholm.
In Parliament, she is a staunch advocate for climate change and a Federal Independent Commission against corruption.
As we were discussing all these issues, I felt this pose epitomised her sincerity in working to achieve those goals.