This painting is available.
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