Walyalup (Fremantle)-based indigenous artist, Turid Calgaret has generously donated the 2022 Port to Pub feature artwork.
Although the tough decision has been made to cancel the 2022 event, organisers will continue with the auction to ensure all proceeds go to Telethon.
The art auction will be run as a Facebook Live event through the Port to Pub Facebook Page on Thursday, March 17 from the Freo Surf Club at 7pm.
Turid spoke to the event organisers about her inspiration.
“I am a Whadjuk Noongar artist who has lived in the Walyalup (Fremantle) area all my life, and now am raising my family here too.”
“As an artist, my main goal is to positively promote Aboriginal culture through art and to explore techniques. I’m keen to build my own art practice but also to assist emerging artists,” she said.
“I’m grateful to have had lots of opportunities to exhibit my work and fortunate to have sold work as well.”
“I wanted to paint something that represents the swim. It depicts the waters off Whadjuk Noongar Boodja in Fremantle where the swim starts. It shows the swimmers coming together at the shore surrounded by spectators, ready to make their journey to Wadjemup.” she said.
Turid’s piece is acrylic on canvas and measures 91.44cm x 91.44cm.
Read more about Turid’s artistic story here.