When COVID nixed the 48th Showdown between Port Adelaide and the Crows in March last year, ardent Crows fan Sue McKay soothed her disappointment by taking a walk outside her Moana home.
The professional sports and lifestyle photographer's attention was drawn to the waxing crescent moon, framed by tree branches as though they were literally reaching for the moon above her neighbour's fence. Struck by the dreamlike scenery, she took out her camera, creating what would become a commemorative print titled "The Showdown That Never Was".
Artist Nella De Pizzol – Sue’s lifelong friend since they attended Our Lady of The Manger school at age 9 – snapped up a limited edition framed print when she saw it on Facebook. That chain of events opened up a whole new style of conversation and friendship when the pair began to discuss their artistic drive.
“Before that night our 45-year friendship had been all about mutual friends and family, travel and music,” Sue said. "We had never explored what our art meant to us – but all that changed because of COVID-19 when we decided to collaborate for SALA 2021.”
Here Comes The Sun is a visual art SALA 2021 exhibition which depicts the pair’s unique interpretations of The Beatles’ 1969 classic.
The song’s significance in the lives of Nella and Sue is conveyed within eleven large pieces to be displayed at Martini On The Parade during August. The exhibition includes one signature, collaborative piece. Those unable to attend in person can view the pieces online via the exhibition website.
Exhibition sponsorship packages have been taken up quickly with half being sold within days of release. Exhibition sponsors include Serafino Wines and Class A Jewellers.
A Press Kit is available on the exhibition website https://www.suemckay.com/sala2021.
For more information contact artist (photographer) Sue McKay: Phone 0438 204 074. Email [email protected]
For more information contact artist (painter) Nella De Pizzol: Phone 0419 842 490. Email [email protected]
Sue McKayP: 0438204074
Nella De PizzolM: 0419 842 490