Ted Baillieu Portrait

Ted Baillieu, premier 2010-13
Title Premier Ted Baillieu
Artist Sally Ryan
Date 2016
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 154cm x 112.5 cm

Premier 2nd December 2010 - 6th March 2013.

Edward Norman Baillieu was born on 31st July 1953 in Melbourne.  Educated at Melbourne Grammar School and The University of Melbourne, he registered as an architect in 1979.

In September 1999, Baillieu successfully ran for the seat of Hawthorn, and held this seat until his resignation from Parliament in November 2014.

Baillieu held a variety of positions whilst in Opposition; Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education and Training, Gaming, Planning, Arts and Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition

At the December 2010 elections, the Liberal Nationals Coalition, led by Ted Baillieu, defeated Labor and Baillieu became the 46th Premier. Throughout his term as Premier Baillieu also served as Minister for the Arts.

The Artist and the Portrait

Sally Ryan –

Sally Ryan is a highly acclaimed Australian portrait artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia as well as internationally and is an exhibiting member of Portrait Artists Australia.

Guided by the work of the Flemish masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, she is recognised for her contemporary realism style. Before portraiture became her primary focus, Sally worked for a number of years in graphic and ceramic arts. These practices laid the foundation for the patterning and detail her art is noted for today.

Commissioned portraits include: Dr Catherine Hamlin AC (this work was a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize), Professor Michael Morgan, Kenneth Reed AM, and Dr Bob Chia.
Sally is represented in significant collections across the country and is the recipient of many prestigious awards and prizes including an Archibald Prize finalist in 2013; Winner of the Kennedy Prize in 2014, Finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize 2015 and a Finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize 2016.

© Sally Ryan