BP Travel Award 2011
Oil and charcoal on canvas
2060 x 2775 mm
The BP Travel Award is an annual award of £5,000, to allow artists to experience working in a different environment on a project related to portraiture.
In 2011 the Award was given to Jo Fraser for her proposal to travel to the Cuzco region of Peru to observe the labour-intensive production of textiles in small, indigenous communities. Her final piece, developed from sketches and photographs taken during her visit, is on display in this year’s exhibition.
The Weavers by Jo Fraser, 2012 © Jo Fraser