Very excited to announce that the first exhibition in my A Wild Abandon series will be launching in Newcastle at the end of this month.
A hybrid of adventure talks, photographs, pencil illustrations, watercolours and journal entries, the exhibition reflects on our last frontiers, pristine environments and the lessons for home.
It's inspired by my journey into the Chilcotin and the National Parks of the US and Canada last year. I'll also be sharing tales from the road, like accidentally cuddling a bat and kayaking with Grizzlies.
The Newcastle Writers Festival Director Rosemarie Milsom will open the exhibition from 7pm and there will also be music + tunes from 8pm with the amazing Kylie Jane playing.
It's a little bit of a family affair too, with Ukulele Queen Olivia Green (aka my cousin) also debuting her tunes in a small-set and my sister Abbie Carragher sharing a few pieces from the same journey - where she joined me for four weeks.
Entry is donation and a percentage of prints will go to wildlife organisations connected with the place or animal depicted. Big thanks to Kathmandu and The Edwards. They have been beyond amazing, as always, in supporting me with this.
Art, adventure, nature, music and beer - what more could you need? More info on Facebook.
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER I The Edwards I 148 Parry Street, #Newcastle
THE 'A WILD ABANDON' SERIES
With 10 per cent of the Earth’s wilderness lost in the last two decades, the A Wild Abandon series is a lifetime body of work dedicated to exploring remote, pristine, unique and/or vulnerable environments, as well as the link between people and place, adventure and art, solitude and instinct. Awaken the Bear is the first exhibition in the series.
Basically, I want to combine my lifetime of adventures into a purpose - exploring the world, exploring my skills and passions, learning from each place, grow as a person and, at the same time, make a difference where I can (if and when I am needed).