The artist believes that the joy of sport is to watch in awe.
As such, the drawing shows a family watching sport (soccer, AFL, and netball) on TV – truly enjoying the moment because they are not preoccupied with gambling.
The sketch has been kept intentionally raw to reflect the fact that the artist ‘sees it as it is’ and wants to send an unedited, unfiltered message: stop betting and losing. Enjoy the sports, not the odds.
This trio of drawings represents the idea of banning (or at least limiting) smoking, alcohol, and drugs in the local community in the future. These are, after all, the leading causes of big problems such as health issues and car accidents.
Using paint, this piece features hands holding up the local community.
It represents the combined support of individual caring humans in order for Geelong to feel like a connected and a vibrant place in which to live.
This painting depicts rubbish getting sucked up from the ground by a bin in the sky – like a vacuum – representing the artist’s vision for a clean world.
Less littering, less pollution, less toxicity.
If everyone did their part to keep spaces clean, the difference would be huge.
This piece – a blend of paint, collage, and clay – demonstrates the need for biodiversity in our society.
As we limit and cull the number of plants growing, countless animal species are also impacted for the worse.
It also represents the need for human diversity, and an appreciation of just that.
This collection represents a number of elements which together shape the artist’s current sense of community – many of which she feels need to change.
(1) This ocean painting reflects the need to take better care of the planet’s marine life and underwater ecosystems.
(2) The city encroaching on the natural environment reveals how easy it’s becoming to wipe out entire ecosystems and only focus on the urban landscape – that is, on concrete pillars and both noise and physical pollution.
(3) These many miniature eyes reflect how little privacy people have in the community today, especially children. There is a feeling experienced by many young people of being watched and being lied to 24/7 – a sense that nothing is safe.
(4) These mushroom paintings symbolise finding beauty and merit in the dark or bad things, like death, and as a community not being afraid to talk about such things. Even if terrible things happen, ignoring them will do no good. Sometimes something pleasant can even come out of it.
(5) These mushroom paintings symbolise finding beauty and merit in the dark or bad things, like death, and as a community not being afraid to talk about such things. Even if terrible things happen, ignoring them will do no good. Sometimes something pleasant can even come out of it.
The tree represents not only an environmentally-positive message, but it also signifies a tree of friendship.
It is a place of gathering – a space where people are likely to go and hang out as a group in the future, under the big tree.
This artwork depicts an art gallery – the artist’s vision for her community includes people enjoying and seeking out more art.
Creativity should be celebrated, across diverse artists, and across diverse mediums.
This artwork of the Aboriginal flag is about celebrating the traditional owners of our land which the artist recognises as a vital part of our community, now and ongoing.
Continuing with the theme of inclusivity, the artist has depicted the many flags representing the LGBTQIA+ community.
Recognising diversity in gender and sexuality is crucial to continue into the future.
The artist has painted people heading away from COVID-19, heading into the Geelong CBD – back to work, back to life.
The artist’s vision for the community in the future is one in which people are no longer stuck in lockdowns but instead are working and doing and ‘living’ again.
This collage conveys beachy, sunny, tropical vibes.
Even though our local community in the northern suburbs of Geelong isn’t exactly a ‘tropical’ one, the artist’s vision for his community is one where people are as relaxed, carefree, and warm to one another as they are in a beachside setting.
The subject of this painting is the You Yangs mountain range.
The artist hopes in the future that more people can visit the You Yangs – to get out of the house, to appreciate our local nature, to see kangaroos and emus, and to enjoy the benefits of fresh air.