Announcing the first three of our Trailblazing Women!



Andreja Pejić by Esther Erlich

Esther Erlich’s portrait of internationally renowned model, Andreja Pejic - the first openly transgender woman to be featured on the cover of Vogue - very nearly hypnotised us the first time we saw it...and we can’t stop looking. Amongst her many accolades, Erlich won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for her portrait of Steve Moneghetti in 1998, the Archibald People’s Choice Award for her portrait of Bill Leak in 2000 and has been a finalist in the Archibald four times.



Sally Paxton’s exquisitely intricate portrait of Edna Walling - one of Australia’s most influential and highly regarded landscape designers - transports us to another galaxy, one in which we are immersed in botanical delights and glittering stars. This level of detail really has to be appreciated up close. Paxton is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace on the Gold Coast, and is held in private collections across Australia.




Splinters of colour enliven Nina Simone’s iconic profile in Amaya Iturri’s rendering, speaking to a colourful life led by one of America’s great singers, songwriters, performers and civil rights activists. Born in San Sebastian, Spain, and with artworks held in private and public spaces across Europe and Australia, Iturri was a finalist in the 2009 Arthur Guy Memorial Prize and a semifinalist in the 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.







These are the first three of over thirty pieces that will be showcased as part of our inaugural Trailblazing Women of Herstory exhibition.

To be the first to know when the next round of our spectacular portraits are revealed, please sign up here.

One month to go!