Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.
Brockilli is a veteran who served on the frontline of Iraq, Timor-Leste and Afghanistan.
After suffering silently for years from PTSD, depression and schizoaffective disorder, he required hospitalisation in July 2020 and March 2021. It was during his treatment in March 2021 that he found the medium of art which allowed him to find meaning, purpose and, ultimately, the important capacity to express creativity that would play an important role in his recovery.
In this exhibit, Brockilli has chosen to focus on nature as a means of acknowledging the important role it plays in promoting wellbeing.
Brockilli's great-grandfather had painted extensive Australiana landscapes, including billabongs and countryside portraits. With this in mind, Brockilli has taken inspiration of his own interpretation of Australian nature, incorporating his memories from childhood.
"Brockilli has always loved the water. As a teenager he grew to love the surf and was involved in surf life saving growing up.
This artwork captures everything quintessential about an Australian beach from the bluebird skies and footprints in the sand to the grassy knolls and pristine waves rolling through the water itself. The beach is a place that allows for restoration, play and encompasses nature all at the same time."
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