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 created this artwork inspired by Australia's flora. The dark blues are used to show the hard days, covered in the bright vibrant colours that show the happiness we wish to have on those days. This art was created to bring the viewer joy and happiness with colours that just make you feel good."
Emily Kate Murray is an emerging artist from Ipswich who turned to creative practice in 2021. Already, she has had a string of successes including winning the 2023 Ipswich Green Street Art competition and being named as a finalist in the Petite Pieces exhibition with Aspire Gallery in 2022.
Emily Kate has used art to help her manage anxiety and depression during some of the lowest parts of her life. Her art is a way of bringing joy on the hardest days for herself and others.
When not painting, Emily Kate runs a studio in Ipswich teaching art to young students.