Sea Superstars take centre stage for Sue's first Art Exhibition.
Sue draws from her experiences SCUBA diving, observing, photographing, filming these fascinating animals off the shores of her favourite dive sites. These include Shelly Beach in Manly, Clifton Gardens in Mosman, Botany Bay's Bare Island and Kurnell sites, and Shiprock in Caringbah.
You can expect to see the intricate details of weedy seadragons, seahorses, octopus and sharks. You'll also discover amazing animals you've never seen or heard of, including Red Indian Fish, Frog Fish or Pineapple Fish. These curious creatures are all vulnerable to the impact of pollutants, discarded garbage and refuse like fishing line and hooks that enter their environments and habitats.
Sue hopes to inspire people to be aware of the impacts of behaviours and take actions toward better care for both land and sea environments. Sue will be also be showcasing debris collected from shore and ocean clean-ups, raising awareness about the endangered Eastern Blue Groper, through a creative colouring-in activity and highlighting the World Ocean Day (8 June) petition.
Exhibition, residency and pop-up market details
This opportunity is generously offered and supported by Bendigo Bank's Art Space program which supports artisans and creatives with an exhibition space, market place, and promotion to their community.
WHERE: Bendigo Bank Leichhardt, 51 Norton Street Leichhardt
EXHIBITION: 31 May - 2 July, Monday - Friday from 10-4pm
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY & POP-UP MARKET : 31 May - 11 June, Monday - Friday from 10-4pm
The first two weeks of the exhibition will include an artist-in-residency and pop-up market in the foyer of Bendigo Bank, right next to the exhibition space.
During the residency, Sue aims to draw a sea animal each day, and you will also be able to buy Wildcard-Sue artist cards, posters, prints, tea towels, tote bags and more at the pop-up market.
World Ocean Day collaboration with University of Wollongong
Sue is proud to be collaborating with marine academics, researchers and conservationists, Dr Selma Klanten, Dr Marion Wong from University of Wollongong, to raise awareness of World Ocean Day initiatives, with Wildcard-Sue's art and gifts. We are raising awareness in our local community, championing the signing of the 30x30 petition and featuring Buddy the Eastern Blue Groper.
You can colour-in and find out more about Buddy the Blue Groper - download here for free!
WILDCARD-SUE MARKETS AND PETITION SIGNING
- Saturday 15 May - Glebe Markets (Glebe Primary School, Glebe) - stall D14 9-4pm
- 31 May - 11 June - Exhibition: Sydney's Sea Superstars - Bendigo Bank (51 Norton St, Leichhardt) 10-4pm
- Saturday 5 June - Orange Grove Markets (Balmain Rd, Leichhardt) 8 -1pm
- Tuesday 8 June - World Ocean Day - Exhibition 1 night only viewing Bendigo Bank (51 Norton St, Leichhardt) 6-7:45pm
- Saturday 12 June - Artisan Market Glebe (140 Glebe Point Road, Glebe)
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