Shae was so pleased to speak with Jarrod Rolwin from Mona on how to create a self-portrait and what he will be looking for as a judge. We hope his tips and tricks are helpful. 

Jarrod Rawlins is Senior Curator at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and for the Dark Mofo festival in Hobart, Tasmania. Since his appointment in 2013, he has worked on exhibitions, performances and commissions with many artists, including Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Daniel Boyd, Christoph Büchel, Mat Collishaw, Simon Denny, Marco Fusinato, Gilbert & George, Alfredo Jaar, Anthony McCall, Hermann Nitsch, Mike Parr and united Visual Artists. Before moving to Tasmania, Rawlins was the owner and co-founder of Uplands Gallery in Melbourne (2000–10), then director of KalimanRawlins (now Station Gallery). He is a graduate of the Art History program at the University of Melbourne, where he was also a tutor and part-time lecturer in art history and theory.

To find out more and how to enter our competition go here.

My daughter was recently diagnosed with dyslexia, as a result this has become a prominent topic of discussion in our household. So when I was invited by Dear Dyslexia to be part of the judging panel for this portrait prize, I saw it as a great opportunity to use my professional expertise to help advocate for further awareness around an issue that will be an important part of our family life for years to come.