Its currently February 2022, and what a busy year 2021 was!! I spent most of the year creating orders as usual and works for my first ever Solo Exhibition.
"Away with the Birds" was held at Eagles Nest Gallery in Aireys Inlet, Victoria along the Great Ocean Road. The artworks were all inspired by my work with the raptors at Full Flight Birds of Prey centre located at Miners Rest in Victoria Australia. Over the past 8 years I have participated in the displays and live bird flight shows at various festivals in NSW, and also assisted at several other locations in jobs like at Parliament House in Canberra.
The exhibition showcased my Jewellery, Paintings and Sculptures, with all designs featuring birds. We were fortunate to have the opening at Eagles Nest Gallery in Aireys Inlet during a time where facemasks were not required, and I loved seeing so many friends and family come and celebrate with me. The exhibition ran from early December until late January and I was delighted to find it was so successful! If you came to see the exhibition or indeed made a purchase, thank you!! from the bottom of my heart! xxx
Thank you to the wonderful Graeme Coles of Full Flight Birds of Prey who very kindly let me have as my special guest "Rosie" the Australian Peregrine Falcon, thank you Graeme and also to Sidonie who brought Rosie to the opening and hung out with us all afternoon xxx
A very special thank you to my wonderful friend and now co-worker Cinnamon Stephens, for your encouragement and prompting to get me to commit to the exhibition in the first place! It was a very big bucket list tick for me and it wouldn't have happened without your support. Big thanks also to the owner of Eagles Nest Gallery Bruno for his constant encouragement and allowing me the space to show my work!!
Special mention also to my lovely sister Suzi for all of the amazing photographs from the opening event, thank you so much for your creative views, hard work and generous gift!!