Supporting the Heron Island Research Station

As part of her upcoming exhibition ‘RENGA’, Georgina Hooper’s wishes to give her audience an opportunity to invest in an artwork that not only represents the beauty of nature, but also, the importance of giving back to it.

The artist will be donating to the Heron Island Research Station, the profit from the sale of her framed Artist’s Proof (the artist’s proof in an edition of 8), of her rice paper painting of coral reef, titled ‘Undaunted’.

The individual who purchases this work will be recognised as the donator to the Heron Island Research Station and acknowledged as a ‘Friend of the Station’ with their name on a plaque at the facility, a personalised tour of their choice of the Heron Island or Moreton Island Research Facility and their name printed in the Island Research Newsletter.

They will also receive a cut of the textile created by Masayo Yasuki, who is matching the funds raised by the sale of the artwork, thereby doubling the donation raised for the Heron Island Research Station.

The original painting has been procured by Australia art conservator, Jennifer Walker and will be exhibited in Hong Kong with a full series on rice paper paintings inspired by the Great Barrier Reef. The Artist’s Proof, has been signed, editioned and stamped by the artist. It is beautifully framed, using sustainably grown and sourced Australian silky oak and to conservation standards to protect your investment.

Available as a limited edition print

Available as a limited edition print

Special Preview Event

20th September at 11:00am-12:00pm

Woollongabba Art Gallery (upstairs)

613 Stanley Street, Wooloongabba, QLD

Preview the artworks, textiles and fashion in Renga’s preview event on Tuesday 20th September from 11:00am-12:00pm.

At this event, we are honored to have Marine Biologist Dr Carolina Castro Sanguino, a coral reef ecologist, talk about her PhD study on the coral reef.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support Georgina’s fundraising by making your own gift to Research Stations.  Your gift, however large or small , will have a real impact on the future of our reef.

Gifts to the Heron Island Research Station can be made online here or through UQ’s payroll workplace giving here or by downloading a donor coupon.