BP Travel Award
The BP Portrait Award tends to get all the publicity while the BP Travel Award is sidelined. The latter is a £5,000 bursary awarded to the artist who comes up with the most exciting proposal for a painting in foreign parts. Last year's winner was Jo Fraser, who wanted to travel to the Cuzco region of Peru to observe the textile producers in indigenous communities. Her large oil painting The Weavers (2012) has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the BP Portrait exhibition. CLICK for a larger graphic. CLICK for the National Portrait Gallery.