Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.
"While I was crocheting, I pulled the thread apart and found it wasn’t a single thread, but a stretching thread like a fishing net. This innovation captured my mind and inspired me to create an ‘Invisible Canvas’, which represents my inner emotions.
I am rarely ever able to clearly explain my inner emotions. I tend to feel safer by keeping every feeling inside because no one can understand what I have been through."
Samantha Blackmore-Smith is passionate about art, creativity and caring for environment. She has a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and has been profoundly deaf since birth. She is proud of her university education.
Samantha feels safe and happy in her local art group; there is no other place she would rather be. Painting and drawing allow her to become fully submerged in the creative process, without having to worry about stress or anxious thoughts.