Collaborations

It is an honour for GumLeafGreen to be collaborating with InsideSherpa, through its offshoot GumLeafGreen Retreat, to offer a virtual internship aimed at helping people build the crucial non-technical skills and confidence they need to:

  • become job ready
  • future-proof their careers
  • thrive in the workplace despite its inevitable challenges.

GumLeafGreen sees creativity and innovative thinking as survival skills. It is a privilege to support emerging artists, whose works capture, inspire and provoke new perspectives and emotions.

Tree of Life was created using acrylic and oil paint on canvas by St Kilda based artist Nikita Browne. Nikita creates her art by using the elements of nature – rain, sun and wind – and dance to allow a vision to appear on a canvas. She enhances the vision using only sticks, rather than conventional artists’ tools. Mobile – 0429 344 754

“The day you were rescued,

A life, of small steps of trust, warmth, and love.

A story then unveiled, of hope and light.

Roxy then became a strong protector, love, and my guide in life.

In memory Roxy Browne.”

Lysterfield Trees was created using acrylic on canvas by Mornington Peninsula based artist Mirabela Varga. www.mirabelagallery.com Mobile – 0416 144 645

“Painting inspired by a moment in time where deep reflection and stillness was necessary to build strong foundations. The trees being a symbol of strength and flexibility. The lake being a symbol of emotion and the transience of time.”

Neverending River was created using acrylic and oil paint on canvas by St Kilda based artist Nikita Browne.  Nikita creates her art by using the elements of nature – rain, sun and wind – and dance to allow a vision to appear on a canvas. She enhances the vision using only sticks, rather than conventional artists’ tools. Mobile – 0429 344 754

Dreamtime

I remember so,

A river that curls, cascades and nestles in the Valley, Willow trees swing, fireflies, vivid blue skies, scents of summer, river rocks so smooth, water to wash over you, as you told stories from the clouds above.

This is the Promised Land.

Nikita’s painting and poem were inspired by childhood memories of Bellingen in New South Wales.

Elwood was created for GumLeafGreen by artist Michael Dean Edwards of Healesville (Victoria, Australia). Michael created it on canvas using oil paint.  Mobile – 0413 014 285

How a tree feels was created for GumLeafGreen by artist Michael Dean Edwards of Healesville (Victoria, Australia). Michael created it on canvas using oil paint.  Mobile – 0413 014 285

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.’

Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese novelist