Balliol artist in OU's Diversifying Portraiture initiative

Monday 3 April

Balliol student Emily FreemanBalliol artist Emily Carrington Freeman is one of the artists whom Oxford University have commissioned for its Diversifying Portraiture initiative, which ‘aims to broaden the range of people represented around the University’ in order to reflect its increasing diversity and its commitment to inclusivity.

Emily, who is reading for an MSt In History of Art and Visual Culture, will be painting a portrait of librarian Dr Norma Aubertin-Potter. Emily completed her BFA at Balliol and was the first student to have a painting hung in Hall.

Also on the list of sitters, who are all former Oxford students and current Oxford academics, is Professor Lyndal Roper (Fellow of Balliol 2002-2011).

The completed works will be shown in an exhibition later in 2017 and will be displayed in Oxford’s central spaces.