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.
"Instagram told me that smiling will release endorphins, dissolve my depression and make life sweet.
Vanessa Harvey started selling her art in a mental health hospital in 2016. Her room on the ward came to be called 'The Gallery'. She found that she could relate to others and their feelings through her portraits.
Vanessa also uses the expressions of portraiture to try to grow a deeper understanding of the feelings she experiences, as these can be difficult to manage at times.