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.
"I was inspired by New York City street art and wanted to do something different to my usual bright colour theme. So, for this piece, I kept the colour palette to black, white and silver."
Pauly Jay is an artist from Brisbane who loves working with acrylics and spray cans. Inspired by street art from a young age, Pauly earned cash at school by doing artwork on his classmates' trucker hats. He has maintained and built upon his passion for art ever since.
Pauly spent the last 20 years working as a barber, which is a craft that many artists thrive in. Having experienced anxiety, stress and burnout upon opening his business, Pauly appreciated the support of those around him who have been through similar difficulties.
Now a fulltime artist, Pauly continues to experiment and try new things each time he paints. He has a desire to keep learning and asks plenty of questions of everyone, with a goal of continuous improvement.