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.
"This piece is a projection of myself, facing my depression, trauma and mental health battles. I call my depression my 'dark passenger' - that voice inside of my head, reminding me of my flaws and constantly telling me I'm not enough. It's a constant battle having to hide the hurricane inside my mind. If you too have a dark passenger, just know that you are not alone. We are stronger than our storm."
Ever since Kojay was old enough to pick up a pencil or an art tool, she has been creating. Struggling with neurodivergence, creating has always allowed her to express the most authentic version of herself. She loves to learn new skills and take on new challenges.
Kojay has worked for many years as a graphic designer, creating everything from print media to websites and beyond. In 2019, she became unable to work due to chronic pain and several chronic illnesses. Creating art helps her through her hardest physical and mental health battles.
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