Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)
Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)

Profile Me


How to Enter

The competition is now closed and the winners and final portraits have been revealed.

Artist #1
The Sisters Hayes

The Sisters Hayes

The Sisters Hayes (Christina, Esther and Rebecca) are a trio of sibling artists living and working in Melbourne. With collective skills in painting, craft, animation, film and photography, costume and set design the familial group make diverse collaborative works for broad audiences.

The Sisters Hayes would like to know:

  1. What did you (or do you) want to be when you grow up?
  2. How many siblings do you have and what is your birth order (oldest, middle child, youngest, only child)?
  3. Are you doing what you love with your life? Why or Why not?
  4. What is your favourite hobby or past time? Is this something you prefer to do alone or with others and why?
  5. What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod that you do not want to delete?
  6. Describe an important place to you. Include things like what season or time of day it is. Also let us know of any important smells or colours you associate with that place.
  7. What three things do you ‘feel you need’ to carry with you (other than your phone, wallet or keys)?
  8. What fictional character do you most identify with and why?
  9. What book OR movie do you enjoy reading/watching over and over again?
  10. Describe something you wear that makes you feel confident, happy or powerful.

Please include your name, email address and a photo of you with your response.

Head over to the ACMI Blog to delve deeper into the collaborative nature of the sisters’ work.

Artist #2
Danae Valenza

Danae Valenza

Danae Valenza is a multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne. Her practice engages an underlying interest in the broad spectrum of music and how it is created by the individual.

Danae would like to know:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. Are you Male/Female/Other?
  3. What is your age?
  4. How would you describe your complexion?
  5. How would you describe your facial features? Eyes:
  6. Eyebrows:
  7. Ears:
  8. Nose:
  9. Jawline:
  10. Mouth/lips:
  11. Hairline:
  12. Hair colour:
  13. Hair style:
  14. Face shape:
  15. Any other notes on your appearance:
  16. Describe at least three activities you most enjoy doing:
  17. Describe your favourite outfit:
  18. Describe your facial expression when you are concentrating:

Please include your first name and your email address with your response. Please DO NOT include a photo or your surname.

Discover more about Danae’s creative process and inspirations in this artist bio.

Artist #3
Lara Thoms

Lara Thoms

Lara Thoms is an artist and curator interested in socially engaged, site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art.

Image credit: The Experts Project – Prophetic Dance. Photo by David Capra.

Lara would like to know:

  1. Please list the significant jobs have you had and for what lengths of time?
  2. How many subcultures have you been in and for what periods of time?
  3. How many partners have you had and how long did the relationships last?
  4. How many times have you been in hospital and for what lengths of time?

Please include your first name and your email address with your response, you do not need to include a photo.

Read our write-up about the thought-provoking work of Lara Thoms.

Artist #4
Eugenia Lim

Eugenia Lim

Eugenia Lim is a Melbourne-based artist who works across video, performance and installation. Through her work, she explores race, identity and representation with a critical but humourous eye.

Eugenia would like to know:

  1. What will you be when you grow up?
  2. What makes you happy?
  3. What is happiness?
  4. Do you prefer the great outdoors or the great indoors? What do you do there?
  5. Do you look at or avoid mirrors?
  6. What’s your favourite colour?
  7. Tell me about a song OR scene from a film that evokes a particular time, memory, experience, story for you…
  8. What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  9. If you have travel planned for the future, where will you go and what will you do there?
  10. Ever wanted to know what it’s like in another person’s shoes? Who would you consider swapping a day in your life with? Why?

Please include your name, email address and a photo of you with your response.

Find out why Eugenia is interested in what it means to walk in someone else’s shoes.