just the fourth woman to take home the Archibald. Wendy says that, while the art world is not the bastion of chauvinism that it was in Nora Heysen and Judy Cassab's days, there is a way to go. "I am still referred to as a woman artist," the 58-year-old says. "Men are never referred to as a man artist. Whenever I hear that, I think it sounds like 'you're pretty good – for a woman'."
Anne is quick to point out that the gender parity in the awards is an organic result, that it has been a slow process and there has been no tokenism. "It's a natural thing," she says, "The judges are not looking to tick off gender, but we have reached this point where the representation of women is higher."
she has little opportunity to do anything else," The Telegraph reported. "She has given up her tennis playing, but still finds time for reading." "If I am painting," the trailblazing Miss Heysen told The Weekly in 1938, "I cannot turn my mind to how the dinner is cooking."