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Brushes and Bubbles! Come Paint Portia Turbo with Anthea da Silva

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Brushes and Bubbly with Anthea da Silva - Proteas

Portia Turbo
Come paint a portrait and be entertained by the one and only Portia Turbo

We are so excited to welcome Anthea da Silva to Mount Murray Farm. Anthea is a renowned artist whose passion for portraiture and life drawing deeply influences the themes in her art. $5.00 from every ticket sale will be donated to Animal Wildlife Rescue who do amazing work rescuing the native animals of the Southern Highlands.

Time & Location

06 April 2024, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT

Mount Murray, 1783 Tourist Rd, Mount Murray NSW 2577, Australia

About the Event

We are so excited to welcome Anthea da Silva back to Mount Murray Farm. Anthea is a renowned artist whose passion for portraiture and life drawing deeply influences the themes in her art. You will be learning about brush techniques while painting iconic Sydney based Drag Queen, Portia Turbo, in a group setting here at the farm. 

We supply:

  • the nibble,
  • paints,
  • canvas,
  • brushes and
  • easel

You bring:

  • BYO your bubbles or what you plan to enjoy.
    Please note, we recommend those who are planning to drink to have a designated driver.

Anthea da Silva's work has gained recognition on a national level, as evidenced by her participation in esteemed exhibitions like the Darling Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Here Anthea was the winner of the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in 2020.

She has also been part of selected group exhibitions, including the Portia Geach Memorial Award at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney, Australia. Her artistic journey has been documented in various publications, with features in notable platforms such as ArtDaily and Sydney Morning Herald. Notably, Anthea da Silva's contributions to the art world were highlighted in the article "National Portrait Gallery Announces NPPP and Darling Prize People's Choice Awards," published by ArtDaily in June 2020.

Beyond her artistic pursuits, Anthea da Silva has made significant contributions to the art community. She has conducted arts workshops in Western Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. Additionally, her experience extends to roles such as an arts lobbyist, involvement in public and education programming for regional and community art galleries, and serving as an artistic director and facilitator with festival teams.

Anthea da Silva's multifaceted involvement in the arts, coupled with her unique artistic approach, underscores her significant impact on the Australian art scene.


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