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.
"When I watch giraffes, I marvel at their grace and the way they run with such long legs. This photograph was taken at Australia Zoo. I used a large telephoto lens to be able to zoom in close to the giraffe as it ate the bamboo. Watching through the lens, I was able to capture the photo at the right moment. I want people to feel as if they are standing there watching the giraffes with me."
Michelle Taylor-Holmes was born with autism, a condition that often causes difficulties in communication and social interaction. But through her photography, Michelle has managed to create an amazing body of work that is truly unique and inspiring.
Michelle's story is one of determination and strength. She has faced many challenges in life, but she has never let them stop her from achieving her goals - and her goals are nothing short of amazing. She wants to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our environment and the planet on which we live.