The art show supports and promotes local artists that display themes of compassion, sustainability, cultural diversity and a healthy lifestyle. World Vegan Day looks to celebrate work from indigenous Australians and cultures from around the world, providing students with an opportunity to display their work in front of thousands of people.
(In alphabetical order)
Adele Marshall has been painting her whole life, predominantly in watercolours. She currently focuses on painting animals in acrylics. The artist is a Flight Attendant who is also a certified dog trainer. After teaching puppy classes for eight years she became frustrated at seeing an increase of puppy farmed pups attending her classes. As a result of this she has been volunteering through Oscar’s Law as a speaker in schools and clubs to educate the public. This brought about an awareness of related animal welfare issues and consequently the artist became vegan four years ago.
Alex Edward Zilla
Alex Edward Zilla was born and raised overseas in a British School, where he saw the world from a different perspective. He finished high school in Sydney and now lives in Melbourne as a full time Artist and Student. With no formal education in the arts, Alex is a natural born artist and is influenced by the world around him, especially the small details that fuel his imagination. He grew up, creating works we can barely imagine, but displays them perfectly on canvas for us to envision. He has passion to make a difference in this world with his organic following he has grown of over 5000. He has sold art, valuing in the high hundreds and donated all revenue to Gulu Uganda, to build schools, medical attention, scholarships, sporting supplies etc. His passion is to make a difference in this world with his talents, learn and inspire from others, including the least of expected acquaintances. Enjoy his work.
I’m a freelance autodidact artist. My own life experience has influenced my artworks main symbolic theme of life and death, often including anatomy and flowers. I create resin fluid acrylic abstract paintings, neo-traditional tattoo like designs and fine liner illustrations with watercolour. In my art, I want to encourage a people to think about things from a different perspective and take the time to look and find their own meanings and imagery in the art. I want to use my art to help animals by changing thoughts and by donation, not only helping the world one little bit at a time, but helping myself serve a bigger purpose. I have chosen to look at my chronic illnesses as a blessing, now having the ability to pursue my art full time and use it to help others. Art and animals are not only a passion, but a lifestyle.
Year 8 was the last time I drew, painted or did anything really arty… a 21 year hiatus! I had forgotten how much I love creating! After picking up some pastels in November 2016 I haven’t really put them down. I have really taken off and have been part of exhibitions which is super exciting for me! You’ll find I am drawn to colour and animals and the portrayal of human expression in their faces. I get caught up drawing and painting, not realising that hours have passed and I haven’t moved from my desk until I stand up and my legs hurt! A happy place obviously! It was really a surprise for me to see my work being enjoyed by people, to then being commissioned and having actual customers! I hope you connect with some of my creatures and get as much enjoyment from their presence as I!
Georgia Steele is a Melbourne based artist born in 1995. Her work is often ephemeral and based around nature. Her work is executed through the use of layering whether that be combining different mediums or collage. With a background in Print making her work is process based. For Georgia it is all in the making of the work not just the end product, what goes into making it is what inspires her most. Georgia’s work is ever changing and evolving through the use of different mediums and expanding on her ideas. Many of her works combine both photographic elements as well as hand drawn. Georgia is currently studying at RMIT university majoring in Print Making practice.
I produce digital video and photography content. While based in Touraine, France, I work with national and international clients. I love to collaborate closely with my clients to capture their story and to create films and still images that help connect them with their clients.
Hayley’s art and designs come in a variety of styles and mediums. From watercolour to organic line work, to stencil cuts and detailed wildlife drawings. Her free flowing designs are a creative expression and insight into the way she sees the world. “For me, it’s about being free and having fun with art.”
Inspired by a passion for animals and a love of native flora, Mia is a Melbourne based artist and illustrator whose work playfully brings our awareness back into the natural world. She works mainly with watercolours, pencil, pen and acrylic, and is always experimenting with new ways to connect with her environment. Her work is gentle and warm, using a calming palette and intricate detail. Mia finds great joy in capturing all she sees around her and finds her two pet snails Humphrey and Lauren to be the most dependable life models.
Khrys is a vegan tattoo apprentice and art industry creative. Her art depicts anatomy, nature, and the themes of life and death. She works primarily with ink, but also with watercolour and acrylic. Since World Vegan Day last year, she has been working as a tattoo apprentice and has experienced unique challenges whilst being vegan in this context.
Brazilian expat who moved to Australia years back on a journey to make it all happen. Hailing from Maresias, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Renato Martins passion for photography was sparked in the exuberant colours of his homeland, which has since then taken him around the world and led him to capture an amazing array of unique moments and exposing the diverse people and places of the planet. Telling countless stories without words.
I have been vegan for about 3 and a half years, and went vegan for the animals. I tattoo in Melbourne and sometimes illustrate. I am very passionate about all animals and have spent a short time volunteering in Africa with big cats. Last year I was involved in a 24 hour tattoo challenge for 3 different charities organised by James Aspey, we raised over $20,000 which was amazing! A couple of years before that I had a Sea Shepherd flash day and donated all the $ to Sea Shepherd. It’s very hard to get time to go out and do activism,so I try and do activism through tattooing and art. Always for the animals 🙂
Artist, lamplighter and storyteller ~ Tams’ is working hard to return all of the wonderful stories she’s been given in some kind of magical way or another… After ending a mega dance career and moving back to Australia, Tams’ finds herself fumbling day-to-day remembering and creating new Soul Stories.
Soul Stories are insightful creations that capture the sensitive & vulnerable pieces of your soul. They are written and illustrated from the heart, allowing you to remember how every ingrained & forgotten moment can be turned into something beautiful to feel. Tams’ sincere hope is that out of the hundreds of stories she has written, perhaps one will reach into your heart and give it a gentle squeeze – that just one will remind you how to feel, and open you up to some of the yummy stuff in life that is so easily forgotten.
From creating large scale murals and festival art in Australia to painting in the Peruvian jungle with visionary artists to creating a different kind of art in the galley of the Sea Sheperd’s Steve Irwin, this visionary activist lives and breathes art in all forms. Tony has spent his life creating art for social change with the hope of making a difference in how we view and treat others, animals and the earth. Tony lives with his wife and two cats near the majestic mountain Wollumbin in Northern NSW.