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Nudes, Wine, Good Food and Art
On August 17th, 2012, Taylor's Art House will become home to the Swan Valley's Newest Contemporary Art Exhibition, featuring work of three Internationally Award-Winning Artists, entitled The Other Half of the Sky…Women.
Nude, by Kate Sanders-Tye
The gallery will be open every day until September 7th, from Wednesday – Sunday (10.30am – 4pm).
Mayor Charlie Zannino will launch this fantastic exhibition on August 17th, at 7pm. Entry is a $10 donation to the Leukaemia Foundation.
Twenty percent of sales goes towards Support of critical medical research of blood cancers.
Wine Tasting (sponsored by Harris Organic Winery), plus tea and coffee available for purchase at Taylor's Cafe.
"Self", by Kate Sanders-Tye
Kate Sanders-Tye is originally from Oxfordshire, England. She has been in the photographic industry for over fifteen years.
She has had a lifetime of incredible experiences, from studying as a Vet Nurse, to working as a professional model. Kate's career has given her the opportunity to travel the world, and experience a variety of interesting places, people and cultures.
Many of us suffer trauma in our lives, but it's how we cope with that trauma that determines who we truly are. I feel very strong about empowering women, and helping them learn to love and accept themselves'.
Influenced by strong women throughout her life, and experiencing the freedom to travel has taught Kate so much, but the most life changing lesson was learned at the age of twenty-seven.
Pregnant with her first child, Kate's life was changed when she was diagnosed with Stage Three Hodgkins Lymphoma. Having suffered through months of chemotherapy, a relapse and eventual stem-cell transplant has helped her discover a new passion and appreciation for life.
Kate soon went back to college as a mature-age student to study Photography and Special Effects Makeup. Once she graduated, Kate emigrated to Perth with her family, and spent the following years nurturing her children and developing her photographic skills.
In 2009, after spending some time with an established studio, Kate decided to pursue her dream of opening her own photographic company: Verge Studio.
Throughout her journey, Kate has won numerous local and international awards.
The other artists represented are David Charles Collins and Zuhal Kuvan-Mills.