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.
"Light and love are a beacon of hope for those who have felt loss and experienced great darkness.
We are all deeply and forever connected to each other - chemically, atomically, biologically and emotionally. If we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by the love of family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues and even strangers, it can make all the difference in finding contentment, joy and peace in our lives."
Febe Zylstra has lived with bipolar disorder for most of her adult life. Her art provides her with a place to escape, quieten her often-racing mind and express her inner emotions.
She believes beautiful things in life can make us both happy and sad, but sometimes it's obvious they are not going to last - they will be forgotten; they are delicate and vulnerable; they are fragile.
Her art is a direct reflection of her immediate and wider surroundings; an imaginary place to escape and be lost within. Febe’s art is paramount in managing her mental health and maintaining balance within her daily life.