Skills building, cultural access and creative empowerment for all young people.

Heaps Decent provides a participatory program of music and visual media activities, working with youth who are underrepresented and marginalised. Self-expression  provides a pathway to discovery, personal growth and agency.
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Yvette​ ​Coppersmith

September 11, 2017

Yvette​ ​Coppersmith​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Melbourne​ ​based​ ​painter​ ​with​ ​a​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Fine​ ​Arts​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Victorian College​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​in​ ​2001.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​finalist​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Archibald​ ​Prize​ ​(2017,​ ​2016,​ ​2009, 2008),​ ​the​ ​Doug​ ​Moran​ ​National​ ​Portrait​ ​Prize​ ​(2016,​ ​2007,​ ​2006,​ ​2002),​ ​the​ ​Portia​ ​Geach Memorial​ ​Award​ ​(2016,​ ​2008,​ ​2007,​ ​2003)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Metro​ ​5​ ​Art​ ​Award​ ​where​ ​she​ ​was​ ​the inaugural​ ​winner​ ​in​ ​2003​ ​and​ ​a​ ​finalist​ ​(2004,​ ​2005,​ ​2006,​ ​2007).​ ​She​ ​has​ ​exhibited​ ​in​ ​solo shows​ ​nationally​ ​and​ ​been​ ​included​ ​in​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​group​ ​shows​ ​internationally.​ ​Coppersmith has​ ​also​ ​been​ ​commissioned​ ​to​ ​paint​ ​several​ ​portraits​ ​for​ ​distinguished​ ​figures​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Justice Rosemary​ ​Balmford​ ​and​ ​Rupert​ ​Myer​ ​AO.​ ​Her​ ​works​ ​are​ ​held​ ​in​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​public​ ​and​ ​private collections,​ ​including​ ​Benalla​ ​Art​ ​Gallery,​ ​Benalla;​ ​the​ ​Supreme​ ​Court​ ​of​ ​Victoria;​ ​​ ​Trinity College,​ ​The​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Melbourne,​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Technology​ ​Sydney​ ​(UTS).

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