29 . Jul . 2018
Since moving to the Hastings, I’ve visited the Glasshouse Regional Gallery repeatedly and am always impressed by the quality of its exhibitions. Participating in a group exhibition at this wonderful gallery was very exciting for me.
Northern Exposure is a biannual exhibition open to all artists based on the Mid North Coast.
Now in its fifth year, the exhibition has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of our regional artists – presenting a cross section of artistic practice.
My artwork focuses on Jack Moir, a man who grew up in Crescent Head NSW and became one of the fastest downhill mountain bike riders in the world. He survived a shark attack (albeit with 500 stitches) to continue his passion, and eventually landed a place as a team rider for a US bike company, only to endure serious complications resulting from surgery for a simple shoulder dislocation. Seven surgeries and months of antibiotics later, it seemed Jack’s dream was over. Remarkably, he made a comeback, scoring an impressive fourth place at the 2017 Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, epitomising resilience and hope.