Coolbellup artist pours energy into epilepsy fundraising cause


Artist Shona Hutchings with her art work that is being donated to fundraise money for Epilepsy Action                          Australia. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d465842
Artist Shona Hutchings with her art work that is being donated to fundraise money for Epilepsy Action Australia. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d465842

COOLBELLUP resident Shona Hutchings is part of a push to raise money for Epilepsy Action Australia (EAA).

More than 160 talented creators have donated work for the Art for Epilepsy fundraising auction. The funds raised will the EAA to continue delivering services .

Hutchings, an emerging energy artist, said she was inspired to take part by her late sister-in-law, Wendy.

She lived with epilepsy for more than three decades before her death a couple of years ago.

“When I heard about Art for Epilepsy I knew I wanted to donate a painting,” she said.”

“I want to help raise awareness, my own included, of epilepsy.”

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Hutchings, who will also provide work for Cockburn’s Show Off exhibition in April, will donate her piece The Hills of Home.

Close to 200 pieces from across Australia are up for auction.

Among them will be water colours, abstracts and illustrations.

Sydney artist Mia Oatley has lived with epilepsy for more than 20 years.

“It’s so important that we share our stories and help to break down some of those really frustrating misconceptions about the condition,” she said.

“As an artist I’m also really excited that the auction provides exposure to some of the bright up-and-coming stars of our vibrant Australian art community,” she said.

Bidding opened on February 14 and will close on International Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26.

To check out the auction visit www.artforepilepsy. com.au.

Search www.shonahutchingscom to view more of Hutchings’ work.