Adam Portraiture Award 2020
Wellington, NZ, February, 2020.
I was honoured to be selected as a finalist for the Adam Portraiture Award 2020
for my painting "Muslim, Gay, Kiwi & Proud."
This painting depicts Ali, a Malaysian ex-pat and recent New Zealand citizen. He came to Aotearoa to follow his love of surfing and to live free as a proud, gay Muslim man. This portrait symbolises New Zealand as a country where people can live their truth without fear of discrimination.
© 2020 Paul Darragh // BEMODERN