ARTS & CULTURE CASUAL ARTISTS' DINNER
Featuring this month, Artist; Filippa Buttitta.
"Tony Costa in his Studio"
Wednesday 15 June
6:30 for 7pm | $45

 Art Dinner 15.6.22 Feature

Filippa Buttitta was a renowned Sydney Artist who sadly passed away on 27 March 2022. It was while painting this portrait of her friend; 2019 Archibald Prize winner; Tony Costa, that she was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma brain tumour.

This was the beginning of a two-year battle during which she said that; “in recording my friend at the pinnacle of his art career, I was commencing the decline of my own”. Filippa has been a finalist in almost every major art prize in Australia including the Archibald Prize.

Filippa’s husband, Club member; Ian White, will give a short pre-dinner talk on this journey and the significance of this painting in Filippa’s battle. The painting was a finalist in the Portia Geach prize and was displayed in the SH Ervin Gallery from 4 November to 19 December 2021.

Bookings: The RACA APP, eventsadmin@raca.com.au or 02 8273 2322