When Gallery Director Wayne Devenny put out a call to local artists to support a Beaches charity, they responded overwhelmingly. The result is the uplifting Feathers & Dreams Exhibition – now being held virtually.

Motivated by his own brush with cancer, Wayne Devenny is hosting an art exhibition titled Feathers & Dreams to raise both funds for and awareness of Dreams2Live4, which grants dreams for adults with advanced cancer.

The exquisite and brilliant art offerings of Katie Thomas, Amy Raymond, Donna Maree, Camille Fox, Jake Graham and Ian Burgess to name a few of the many will be proudly displayed at diversARTy Studio and Gallery right here on the Northern Beaches. The exhibition will be on throughout the month of September, which will become “Feathers & Dreams” month at the Gallery.

Sunshine and Shadows, Manly Wharf by Katie Bullock

Original works of art – photographs, paintings, sketches, sculptures, ceramic and glass art will be displayed, with each piece including a depiction of a feather. The feather symbolises trust, honour, strength, wisdom, power and freedom and is the eye-catching logo of Dreams2Live4. Each piece has its own individual story to tell.

From the ‘Well Heeled’ series by Camille Fox

“After learning about Dreams2Live4, my wife and I thought it would be a great idea to hold an exhibition to raise awareness and funds for this amazing charity. Dreams2Live4 provides much needed respite for patients with metastatic cancer, and their families. Being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, I know first-hand what providing these ‘dreams’ truly means,” said diversARTy Director, Wayne.

“The response from local and international artists to have their artworks hanging in this exhibition has been overwhelming – we are so grateful to all the artists who have agreed to be a part of Feathers & Dreams,” added Wayne.

Feather Dreaming by Kylie Johnson

The Feathers & Dreams exhibition will raise much needed funds for Dreams2Live4, as each artist involved has agreed to donate 50% of the sale price of their artwork to the charity, which is run by a small and dedicated team based in Belrose.

Dreams2Live4 was founded by metastatic cancer sufferer Annie Robinson in 2008. Her personal experience with cancer gave Annie unique insight into the importance of “treating the soul as well as the disease”.

Sadly, Annie passed away in 2009. However, she has left a legacy of hope which lives on today in the work of Dreams2Live4. In September 2015, Annie’s Dream came true when Dreams2Live4 became a national charity in its’ own right. Today, Dreams2Live4 is granting dreams every 48 hours.

Be sure to visit diversARTy online during the month of September to celebrate the work of the community of artists who are supporting the 6th year anniversary of Dreams2Live4 with the “Feathers & Dreams” exhibition.

Every artwork will be available to ‘bid’ or ‘buy now’ from September 1st  until September 30th by visiting https://givergy.com.au/D2L4FeathersandDreams/ , with 50% of the final sale price of each piece being generously donated to Dreams2Live4.

Follow Dreams2Live4 now on Facebook and Instagram.

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