The Messenger by Kirstie Page – painting commissioned by Trek2Health to honour the ANZAC Spirit.
1 to 249 chance of winning a prize!
Trek2Health Art Union
First prize – ANZAC spirit artwork “The Messenger” along with an Anaconda Gift Card
UPDATE: Trek2Health Art Union has been drawn and winners have been notified. Thank you for helping us support our Frontline Workers and Veterans!
This beautiful art work is the first prize in Trek2Health Art Union PLUS an Anaconda Gift Card ($600) for outdoor adventure & sporting gear. Receive one entry for each eligible donation of $50. Thank you very much for your support and ANZAC spirit!
Trek2Health Art Union ticket numbers are strictly limited. Each eligible donation of $50 will receive one entry. Each entry has a 1 to 249 chance of winning a prize… good luck and thank you very much for helping Trek2Health support the physical and mental health of our local frontline workers and veterans!
About the artist
World renowned, local Brisbane artist Kirstie Page creates enchanting artworks that perfectly reflect the beauty of nature and the spirit of humanity. Every artwork was inspired by a Secret Story, which Kirstie shares on her website – Remember When Art . Visit Kirstie’s website to be absolutely delighted by gorgeous artwork and uplifting stories!
Original artworks and prints available on Remember When Art website including Kirstie’s unique Aussie Art Nouveau featuring Australian wildflowers 😀 as well as flora and fauna from around the world to inspire and uplift your spirits. Something to delight all nature lovers. Bird lovers don’t miss the very popular – Australian Birds Art Cards.
Also don’t miss – Secret Stories Exhibition
October 27 – November 26, 2021 at Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.
Secret Stories Exhibition details
Don’t forget to follow Kirstie on Instagram and Facebook for the latest Secret Stories and Art!
The Secret Story of the Art
My name is Kirstie Page, a Brisbane based mixed media artist. I’m honoured to have been commissioned to paint a special artwork in support of Trek 2 Health.
The artwork I’ve chosen to paint for Trek 2 Health is titled “The Messenger”. The painting is a very personal piece for me to create as the military has been an important (and life altering) part of the lives of my loved ones. My father is a Vietnam Veteran. My brother served in the Army Reserves. My Grandfather served in Borneo during World War Two and my Great Uncle served (and survived) Gallipoli.
Having multiple generations of my family serving in the armed forces means that this is a cause genuinely close to my heart. I acknowledge all service personnel’s service and sacrifice both past and present: for me, my loved ones, our community, our country and other nations around the world.
In this spirit, my artwork was created to be a fusion of mixing the past and the present. I consider we are shaped by what comes before us, what is in front of us and what lies ahead.
A pigeon features as the central symbol. The messenger. Historically, pigeons were used in service to convey important information during times of conflict. Doves are also symbolically associated with peace.
This bird is in flight, however whether it is taking off or about to land is open to your interpretation. Attached to the bird’s foot is a small message featuring one word: “HOLD”.
Hold the line. Hold each other. Hold on. Only you will know its meaning. For me, it changes.
The border surrounding the bird was inspired by the Australian Army’s Rising Sun Badge. A full circle, it represents light, life, strength and service.
An open hand of a veteran features, extending upwards toward the bird and the light emitted by the rising sun. The fingers are outstretched, the palm of the hand gingerly turning towards being open. It invites connection, even tentative and however fleeting it may be.
Poppies abundantly feature, reminiscent of the fields in Northern France during World War One and representing the immeasurable sacrifices made by all who served in all wars and conflicts.
My sincere hope is that these elements that together comprise this artwork conveys a feeling of heartfelt acknowledgement and recognition, support, connection and hope. If so, I have achieved my aim.
Trek2Health Art Union
Please note: All entries must be verified and we will issue a ticket to you via email within 3 working days after we receive your donation. If you do not receive your ticket within 3 working days, please contact us and we will resend your ticket. Donations must be made in your own name or organisation name. 1 ticket will be issued for each eligible donation of $50 for eligible event donations.
First prize – THE MESSENGER
by KIRSTIE PAGE
Trek2Health Art Union gives you the chance to win a very special work of Art: The Messenger by Kirstie Page. This artwork has been commissioned by recognised International artist to manifest her version of the Anzac spirit called – “The Messenger” .
To enter the Trek2Health Art Union, scroll to the top of this page, select the number of entries, then click ADD TO CART.
Trek2Health Art Union Closing and drawing dates
999 Tickets Only. Each ticket number has an equal chance of winning. Visit the Trek2Health Terms and Conditions for full details.