An exhibition by renowned Melbourne artist Vincent Fantauzzo is just a small taste of high quality portraits making their way to Benalla Art Gallery this year.
The 30/30 Project was the culmination of 30 pictures of famous Australians being produced in 30 days which was opened, in its first regional showing, on the weekend.
Gallery director Bryony Nainby said she thought Fantauzzo’s works would be a popular attraction and a great series to precede one of the country’s most prestigious art awards on July 2.
“We can now announce Benalla will be the only Victorian venue this year to host the tour of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize,” she said.
“That's going to be very, very popular, we will have thousands of people coming to see that.
“It’s a reflection of a lot of hard work in the last couple of years to really best our profile and reputation.”
Ms Nainby said she thought portraiture in art was so popular still because of how it captured the breadth of the human condition.