Artist Rolf Harris news – receives an honorary Degree in the UK & celebrates Australia Day too!

February 5, 2010 on 2:54 am | In Famous Artists, Rolf Harris | No Comments

Last week Rolf Harris received an honorary degree form Hope University in Liverpool U.K. & it was somewhat of a double celebration for the veteran artist, as it was also Australia day on the very same day: Jan 26th 2010. Rolf found time to pull out an Australian flag at the event for the media!

The award recognises his lifelong contribution to both music and art education & Rolf has also said he would return to Hope University later in 2010 for a new exhibition of his work, something sure to bring big crowds into the University gallery.

Two amazing quotes from Rolf’s Speech at the event stick in my mind:

‘The greatest gift my parents gave me was the belief that you can do whatever you want to do, as long as you know what you want to do and do your homework…

…I wish my mother and father could have been here to see this. They were always so supportive of me. They would have been immensely proud.”

As indeed we all are Rolf!

More Links, Videos & Pictures of the event:
Hope University’s coverage

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