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.
"The magnificent birds that surround me are the driving force behind my artistic endeavours. Painting these winged creatures is a therapeutic experience for me, and nothing compares to the satisfaction of capturing their true essence on canvas. My aim is to replicate their vibrant colours, intricate patterns and unique shapes with great precision, thus creating a heartfelt ode to their beauty."
As an artist with an intellectual disability, Julie Ragu never knew that she had a hidden talent. It wasn't until COVID-19 lockdowns that she discovered her passion for art. Julie's art has become a way for her to express herself freely and boldly through her creations.
Julie has developed a unique style of crossing lines and using an array of colours that truly sets her artwork apart. With each piece she creates, her confidence grows.
Julie says it's so rewarding to see people appreciate and value her art. She finds the process fun and fulfilling, and she's excited to see where her art takes her. For Julie, art has become a way for her to connect with others and showcase her creative vision to the world.