‘Face to Face: with Vincent Fantauzzo & Yarra Valley Artists
FACE TO FACE
The new YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub in Healesville has received philanthropic support to develop and present the work of Yarra Valley artists and to bring world class art and artists, patrons and collectors, to the region.
The opening of our first major exhibition FACE to FACE does just that.
We are thrilled to have multi award winning portrait artist Vincent Fantauzzo as our first ‘invited artist’. Vincent's famous 30:30 portraits collection (courtesy of Wonderment Walk) includes thirty paintings of famous Australians. The exhibition will be presented together with works by eight Yarra Valley portrait artists of local identities from the wine, food, retail and community sectors.
Australian painter renowned for his portrait work, Vincent Fantauzzo has exhibited worldwide with shows in India, Vietnam, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Australia.
Born in 1977 in the UK, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, and a Masters of Fine Arts at RMIT University, he is now an Adjunct Professor with RMIT.
He is a four-time winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Archibald Prize, for his paintings of son Luca (2014), partner Asher Keddie (2013), actor Heath Ledger (2008) and child actor Brandon Walters (2009). Fantauzzo also won the Archibald’s Packing Room Prize in 2011, for his painting of chef Matt Moran, a friend and Luca’s godfather.
Acclaimed Australian artist Vincent Fantauzzo painted 30 Australians, from different walks of life, in 30 days. The portrait subjects come from varying fields such as the arts, science, entertainment, politics, philanthropy and sport. Portraits include the Hon Bob Hawke AC; film director Baz Luhrmann; AFL legend Ron Barassi; actress Asher Keddie; champion Australian Rules footballer Heritier Lumumba; and David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Tasmania – to name but a few of the 30 extraordinary subjects.
The collection has previously been exhibited at The NGV Studio, Federation Square, RMIT University and The Yarra Gallery, Federation Square.
Exhibition dates: 6th - 29th September 2019
September Gallery Opening Hours:
Tues - Sun: 11am - 5pm
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