A new exhibition titled Awake showcases the work of 30 talented emerging Australian artists in a visual exploration of the concepts of freedom, empathy and connection.
Curated by This Little Collective the show seeks to expand the concept of shared reality, by asking each of us to: Take a moment. A breath Pause. Step outside of your own mind, to peer through the eyes of another creature... What will you see? How will you feel?
The exhibition will feature a wide variety of styles and differing techniques including illustrations, photo realism, mixtures of traditional media and digital techniques as well as street art and graphic design.
If you're a fan of photo realism you will love the work of Elissa Sampson of Joy and Eve.
Image Credit: Elissa Sampson - Joy and Eve
You'd be forgiven for thinking this stunning image is a photo but in fact it is a drawing. As someone with very limited drawing skills myself, I find it astounding that such realistic portraits, with their intricate and lifelike details, can be created by hand using only a pencil or brush. It is simply exquisite.
Emma Leonard is a Melbourne based illustrator who describes her work as being soft and feminine, often capturing a sense of fluidity and movement.
Emma uses both traditional media and digital techniques in her art to depict themes of femininity, fragility and ethereal beauty.
Kirrily Anderson, (a.k.a. I & the Others), is a Melbourne based artist who practices a mix of visual art, illustration, street art and graphic design. Her street art has been featured in Melbourne as well as a number of cities around the world including Guatemala, Mexico and Israel.
Image Credit: Kirrily Anderson
Other artists to feature in the exhibition include: