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 represents the process of self-discovery and acceptance I have gone through as a young woman recovering from depression. For a long time, I struggled with self-image and finding inspiration for my art. As I've matured, I've begun to accept myself in my entirety.
Painting self-portraits has allowed me to view myself as worthy of the admiration an artist usually has for their muse."
Phoebe Vallance lives and creates artwork in Meanjin (Brisbane). She is deeply influenced by the beauty of the world around us, including ourselves. Phoebe has dealt with depression and anxiety for much of her life and uses art as a means of expressing her emotions.
Phoebe works primarily in acrylic paint, following an intuitive mark-making process to create fantastical backgrounds of colour as a base for her otherworldly portraits. Bright colours and swirling patterns are a staple in her pieces.