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
Exhibition 1 night only viewing: Tuesday 8 June – World Ocean Day – Bendigo Bank (51 Norton St, Leichhardt) 6-7:45pm
The first two weeks of the exhibition will include an artist-in-residence 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.
ABOUT THE Exhibition
Inspired by her passion for the sea and diving in Sydney, Wildcard-Sue’s Sydney’s Sea Superstars Exhibition, which coincides with World Ocean Day, features around 15 of Sue’s unique and realistic original illustrations of Sydney sea animals.
Sue draws from her experiences SCUBA diving, observing, photographing, filming these fascinating animals off the shores of her favorite 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.
This opportunity is generously offered and supported by Bendigo Bank’s ArtSpace program which supports artisans and creatives with an exhibition space, marketplace, and promotion to their community.
World Ocean Day collaboration with University of Wollongong
marine academics, researchers and conservationists. We are raising awareness in our local community, championing the signing of the 30×30 petition and featuring Buddy the Eastern Blue Groper.