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Bertie Blackman: One Night Charity Art Exhibition + Auction Thurs, 19/11/09

Written by Toby Smith on October 29, 2009

Bertie Blackman undeniably is, and has always been, an artist. Her legacy has encouraged her to be nothing but, and for one night this November, she takes us into another area of her fantastic world of creativity with her first ever solo art exhibition.

Bertie allows us a peek inside the open door to her imaginary world with a selection of large scale pen and ink illustrations of her “Nanimals”; Some may say that they belong somewhere between Alice’s Wonderland and Where Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things Are, and no one would expect anything less from the daughter of Australian art world royalty, Charles Blackman & Genevieve de Couvreur.

“I like the graphic quality of using pen and ink,” says Blackman, “I also like making “things”, building and shaping things, but drawing in black and white allows me to better interpret my characters as I see them, and for others to see.”

The host of Bertie Blackman’s exhibition, Mossgreen Gallery, is one of Australia’s most

progressive galleries, representing a number of groundbreaking new and established Australian and International artists.

Bertie Blackman’s artwork will go on show for one night only, where art lovers and fans of her music alike have the opportunity to buy her original drawings. Bertie is conscious of the support that she has received from friends and family to help her shape her music career and now she has the opportunity to do the same; All profits from the sale of these original drawings will be donated to Australian music charity Support Act.

“Support Act, the Australian music industry’s benevolent fund, is proud to be involved with Bertie Blackman’s Art Exhibition and Auction and we encourage Forum 5 in its development of emerging Australian talent such as Bertie Blackman. We wish her the best of luck with her ARIA nomination and great success in her career.”

The evening will include a acoustic performance by Bertie as she performs tracks from her ARIA nominated album, ‘Secrets And Lies’, available in stores now.

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