Kathy Gardiner is a self-taught artist, illustrator, crafter, author and patient advocate who draws inspiration from the female form, nature, botanicals, fashion, photography and the yesteryear by using a blend of simplified form, colour and illustration linework.
The Eye Love Collection of brooches have been designed to highlight the awareness of eye cancer specifically ocular melanoma in its varying forms. These vibrant yet minimalist pieces pop in their stylised and simplified form and are conceptualised as light-hearted, fun wearable pieces with a strong message of importance. While the brooches pop in both colour and design they encourage conversation and awareness highlighting the significance of regular eye checks and good eye health. Three (3) designs, each in two (2) colour ways make up this collection.
From each brooch sale, AUD$10.00 will be on-donated to QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute's - Ocular Melanoma Research Team as the nominated charitable choice by Susan Vine, Ocular Melanoma Australia + New Zealand Support Group Founder and Advocate.
"Art is an expression. It goes beyond walls. It is who we are, how we talk, what we wear and the environment we create to surround ourselves. It is a representation of our character, our beliefs, and the world we wish to live in." - Kathy Gardiner
'Kathy is such a natural facilitator and guided our teens to embrace their creativity, while connecting with nature. I would highly recommend Kathy for any speaking gig or workshop - she's nurturing, engaging and professional. Thank you Kathy!'
Amanda Rootsey, founder Shine From Within
Kathy Gardiner (The Naked Gardiner) acknowledges the Turrbal and Jagera people, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land we create, live and work on, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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