The portrait is among 52 Archibald Prize finalists – selected from 938 entries – that will go on a regional tour next month. 

“To have that painting hanging in this amazing milestone exhibition of the Archibald’s 100th-anniversary celebrations, it just blew me away,” Tame says.

But it’s not a level of fame she’s quite comfortable with yet. 

“I’m not going to lie, it’s a strange experience to go look at a picture of your face.” 

“Little old me from Tasmania being among Australian icons and legends who I’ve looked up to my entire life, you know, it feels a bit out of place.”

Sexual violence increasing

The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates there are 25 million victims of human trafficking around the world, generating about $150 billion in profits each year. 

It’s an issue Tame and Neilson are working to change through their shared platforms of advocacy and art.

“I was so excited to help bring light to this really, really important issue,” Neilson says. 

“And because of Grace, [violence against women] is getting so much attention.”