Finalist entry in Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia.
Michelle Heyman is an openly gay athlete who proudly represented Australia at the Rio Olympics in 2016. I approached Michelle about a portrait after we’d both appeared on the LOTL Powerlist and Cosmo Rainbow List, each of which celebrated the most influential and inspiring LGBTQI+ and allied Australians. As a striker for the Matildas and Canberra United, Michelle is one of Australia’s most impressive sportswomen. She is passionate about being a role model for kids and openly speaks out against bullying, encouraging young people to be their authentic selves.
Archibald Prize 2017 exhibition:
Art Gallery of NSW 29 July – 22 October 2017
Geelong Gallery 27 October - 10 December 2017
Murray Art Museum Albury 15 December 2017 - 28 January 2018
Grafton Regional Gallery 2 February - 18 March 2018
Casula Powerhouse 23 March - 6 May 2018
Newcastle Art Gallery 11 May - 24 June 2018
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery 29 June - 19 August 2018
Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie 24 August - 7 October 2018