by Jo Fraser
Oil and charcoal on canvas
1828 x 1219 mm
The prize winners for the BP Portrait Award 2011 were announced at the Awards Ceremony on 14 June 2011.
The BP Travel Award 2011 was awarded to Jo Fraser.
Jo won for her proposal to travel to the Cuzco region of Peru where she will observe the labour-intensive production of textiles in small, indigenous communities. She has always been fascinated by the symbolism within the weavings, the methods of creating them, and the historical traditions of the process. Her final piece in oils will be developed from sketches and photographs taken during her visit.
Jo receives a bursary of £5,000 to travel to Peru and her final work will be displayed in the BP Portrait Award 2012 exhibition.
© Jo Fraser