APRIL 12 - MAY 12, 2024
Hiding in Plain Sight
"Over a period of over 30 years of practice, this collection brings together aspects of self- portraiture, in painterly vignettes that reflect facets of personal experience, and self-reflection.
As I navigate my inner world through the artist’s canvas, capturing an unfolding tapestry of thoughts, emotions and perceptions, I find myself walking the fine line between vulnerability and integrity.
As an artist I often feel as though I am ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’. The works invite others to share my moments of awareness and the desire for connection."
Acting With in Tent, Saren Dobkins
Seeing the Soul
Seeing the Soul is a major fundraising initiative to support and promote Hoofbeats Sanctuary’s work by celebrating and showcasing equine art and raising awareness of mental health.
Cash prizes will be awarded for overall winner, painting/drawing, sculpture/3D and photography categories, as well as people’s choice award.
"Proceeds from Seeing the Soul will enable us to train more program facilitators and offer more program places. Equine therapy programs are a key part of the sanctuary’s work."
“The Sanctuary is home to a herd of ten horses and ponies, most of which have experienced big life stressors in their own lives, making them the perfect teachers,” Barb Blashki, CEO of Hoofbeats Sanctuary.
Carrying, Cooper brady 2023
Fragments of Memory
A lively mix of shapes and colours with many local connections.
"After many years as a Patchwork Artist, I came to painting late in life. Over many years my art has evolved from attempts at realism to my more recent and preferred, geometric style. I am currently enjoying working on collages, allowing me to turn subject matter into shapes and lines."