A striking Picasso-esque painting, Lady With Red Earrings by Ray Tarrant is the 2013 winner of the annual State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition® which showcases new and emerging Victorian artists with a disability or experience of mental illness.
As the winner of first prize, Tarrant, from Bairnsdale’s Noweyung Art Group, will receive a $750 gift voucher. He joins 171 other artists in the free exhibition at Federation Square’s Yarra Gallery until 6 November.
Second prize ($500 voucher) was awarded to Cassie Lupo from Amicus Art Group in Bendigo for her painting Boy. Jenny Ngo from Arts Project Australia in Northcote won third prize ($250 voucher) for her painting titled Reynolds Falls.
Mr O’Brien encouraged Victorians to visit the exhibition