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Article in the Fairfield Advance, 29 Nov 1988, on the awarding of a WFF grant to Stephen Little
Stephen Little was appointed in February 2010 as Head of Painting at the National Art School. He was one of our first grantees in 1988. WFF Secretary, Robin Wines, simulates the award event, while Trevor Andersen and Eula Guthrie look on. (Photo Lawrence Finn)

This portrait of blind Aboriginal singer, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu, won the Archibals Prize in 2009. It was painted by Guy Maestri, who received a grant from the William Fletcher Trust in 2002.
Born in Mudgee, NSW, in 1974, Maestri completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) in painting at the National Art School, Darlinghurst, in 2003. He has had solo exhibitions at the Tim Olsen Gallery and was a finalist in the 2007 and 2008 Dobell Drawing Prize.