Heaps Decent is an Australian organisation empowering young people through skills building, cultural access and creativity. 

Working with underrepresented and marginalised youth, our participatory program of music and visual media activities provides a pathway to discovery, personal growth and agency through self-expression. 
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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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