One of the city's esteemed artists will be talking about the inspiration behind her award-winning portrait on Friday.
Anthea da Silva will be the host of Friday night's Riverina Lectures series presented by Western Riverina Arts.
Ms da Silva created an evovcative portrait of Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM which won the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize earlier this year.
"It's about ideas," Ms da Silva said.
Elizabeth Cameron Dalman originally trained as ballet dancer before heading overseas to study contemporary dance.
She brought that back to Australia and founded the Mirramu Dance Company which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
She's often descried as the 'high priestess' of contemporary dance and despite being in her 80s, has recently taken up acting.
Ms da Silva said Dr Dalman's creative and inventive artists streak inspired her to create the portrait for the Darling Portrait Prize.
"She's still engaged, vibrant and creative and challenging ideas," she said.
While the lecture focuses on ideas and inspiration, Griffith Art Gallery is hosting workshops on portraits and life drawing.
The lecture is free to join and to maximise the number of people able to participate it will be presented through Zoom video conferencing.
The lecture begins at 6pm. For bookings contact Griffith Regional Art Gallery on 6962 8338.