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.
"Sadness can be so all-encompassing - it’s often difficult to fathom that the world continues even while ours feels as if it’s falling apart. But it does, and through release we can lessen the depth of sorrow and create our world anew."
At age 16, an art teacher told Hayley Roberts that she wasn’t creative. She spent the next 20 years frustrated, anxious and resentful, excluded from her natural means of expression.
Eventually, Hayley found a passion for photography. It gave her a way to engage with the world, yet a camera to hide behind.
Through her photographic artworks - a blend of self-portraits and photos from her travels - Hayley found a way to transmute her feelings into stories. These stories provide a doorway to escape into other more interesting realities, where people and the natural environment coexist harmoniously with just a touch of magic.