Capturing the Goldfields story of 2020, this storybook is a snapshot of how life changed for everyday people. Meet the Kalgoorlie-Boulder locals who took part in virtual live portrait sittings, sharing their personal experiences through candid chats as they were painted. Full of colour, laughter, tears, and joy. The resilience of our people shines through to be preserved and shared with future generations.
I thrive on community engagement and capturing stories. So when interactive community arts events were canceled… I felt compelled to capture the epic story that was unfolding around us.
During Pandemic Portfolio Portrait sitting video calls, friends, family, and the community were invited to drop in to say, ‘Hi’, just like they were wandering past a gritty, live street art performance. They listened in, asked questions, and simply hung out.
Subjects were chosen from a cross-section of our unique community to tell our story from an everyday perspective.
These people star in the book:
Ivo Da Silva
Geraldine Acevedo Aliste
You can support the project and artist by;
Purchasing a keepsake book available in:
Limited Edition Artist Signed Hard Cover
Soft Cover shipped anywhere in the world
Kindle via Amazon
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This has been a non-stop 12-month passion project.
I am extremely grateful for all of the support I have had along the way.
Subjects volunteered their time and story.
Friends and fellow artists have helped mould many ideas.
Rotary Club of Boulder stepped in without hesitation to donate the LIVE art materials.
Awesome Local sponsors also stepped up to help with print setup and event costs
with financial and in-kind donations.
Rotary Club of Boulder
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Cystic Fibrosis Goldfields
The Sweet Spot WA
Black Crow Studios
And Generous Personal Donations
I have kept the book as affordable as possible so that it is accessible to everyone in our community.