The Olive Tree Market is proud to introduce the first recipient of the Emerging Artists Stall Startup Program
I love being able to just illustrate what I see in front of me as realistically as I can. I choose animals or plants that I find the most appealing or unusualSee our handpicked guides to Newcastle
The Olive Tree Market has been cancelled due to forecasted high winds and rain.
Olive Tree Markets | Oct 6
Where: Civic Park, Newcastle
Time: 9am - 3pm
To mark the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Olive Tree Market, organisers have created a fantastic opportunity for emerging artists to share their work on a large-scale platform, gain industry recognition and kick start their career in the creative arts.
Over the next 12 months, The Olive Tree Market Young Emerging Artist Stall Startup Program will allow one recipient per market to showcase their work, with a package worth $350.
"We are excited to announce that our first recipient is Newcastle-based artist Sami Bayly. Sami is currently studying at the University of Newcastle, completing her honours year in Natural History Illustration. It was the thought-provoking message behind twenty one year old Sami’s intriguing artwork that excited us".
Sami is no stranger to recognition for her work - in late 2017, she was awarded the inaugural Australian Museums Australian Scientific Illustration Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to commemorate the legacy of 19th Century natural history illustrators Helena and Harriett Scott, and encourage the next generation of scientific observation.
Lover and painter of all things natural history related, Sami is also the creator of Ugly Animal Illustration, her series of water-coloured works highlighting a beauty we would so often overlook.
Sami creates watercolour artworks that replicate nature in the most realistic and beautiful way, and loves the sense of accomplishment she feels after finishing a piece, & having the ability to create something so life-like from plain paper and basic tools.
Says says, “Typically, I don’t work with any themes or hidden meanings. I love being able to just illustrate what I see in front of me as realistically as I can. I choose animals or plants that I find the most appealing or unusual. However, I have recently found a new love for the ‘ugly’ animals and am hoping to outline the reasons behind their ‘ugliness’.
Check out more of Sami's artwork here
If you are interested in submitting your artwork, applications are open here and all young artists are encouraged to apply.