Rahalie McGuirk to sell artwork to raise money for Cord’s Take a Seat event


Rahalie McGuirk in front of a mural she finished recently in West Leederville.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d453750
Rahalie McGuirk in front of a mural she finished recently in West Leederville. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d453750

WA artist Rahalie McGuirk will be auctioning her artwork at a fundraiser this month.

The 29-year-old, who teaches art classes in Morley, will participate in the Cord: Take a Seat event at Perth City Farm on May 28.

Cord Fundraiser raises money for spinal cord injury research.

McGuirk said she would decorate six wooden stools for the event.

“The concept of the stools is more of a 3D showpiece of the theme Take a Seat, so we were asked to draw or paint an artwork on the top of the stools and on the night, they will be displayed and sold at a set price,” she said.

McGuirk said she had started to be more active around the local art scene.

“I’ve experimented with various art forms over the years, but it’s only been over the past 18 months that I made a decided push to make it more of a living than a hobby,” she said. “Venues like Little Wing Corner Gallery in Subiaco really support local artists and musicians, and provide a great platform for networking opportunities.”

McGuirk said she had recently painted a cat mural in West Leederville.

“My current focus is on painting and mural work,” she said.

When asked about her future goals, McGuirk said she wanted to continue doing art.

“I guess ideally it would be to make a living from doing what I love – painting commissions, murals and teaching – but as long as I’m creating in some form I’m happy,” she said.

“I’d love to teach workshops in my own studio at some point soon; it’s refreshing to see students grow confidence and initiative within their own artistic practice.”

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