Face to Face
The newly opened YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub in Healesville is hosting its first exhibition, headlined by multi award-winning portrait artist Vincent Fantauzzo.
Face to Face is comprised of Fantauzzo’s famous 30:30 collection of portraits, which features 30 notable Australians painted over a marathon 30 days, alongside works by eight Yarra Valley portrait artists of local identities from the food, wine and art industries.
The 30:30 subjects include late former prime minister Bob Hawke, acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann and actress Asher Keddie, who is also married to Fantauzzo. Esteemed local faces include winemaking Mac Forbes (who’s behind the nearby Graceburn Wine Room, TarraWarra Estate head chef Mark Ebbels, and food and wine legend Suzanne Halliday.
Fantauzzo is one of Australia’s most loved portrait artists and won Archibald People’s Choice awards for his paintings of Heath Ledger (2008), Brandon Walters (2009) and Keddie (2013).
Face to Face is running concurrently with the Archibald Prize exhibition at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.