This beautiful portrait of Dame Suzie Moncrieff was Kate Mackenzie’s entry into the Archibald Prize 2019.

Dame Suzie is the creative brilliance behind World of Wearable Art, an annual art event held in Wellington NZ that attracts entrants from all over the globe. Kate has depicted her here with motifs from previous winning and participating works woven into cloak of NZ native bush, Nature’s own wearable art. The acrobat earring is a clever inclusion, a surrealist signature stroke that adds to the grandeur of a truly grand Dame!

Congratulations Kate - this is one the judges missed, but your talent has been noticed and we look forward to next year’s entry!

For available Kate Mackenzie works, please view the catalogue and direct any enquiries to

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