Hot wax works for sale

rare breed of art
rare breed of art

Held at the Freight Gallery, the exhibition is a collection of 70 encaustic works, which uses hot wax to deepen the texture and emotions of the work.

Hawkes, of Marmion, said Vaux Koenig, of Sorrento, had also worked jointly on a piece they also called Wax Lyrical. Proceeds from the sale of that item will be be donated to The Lighthouse Baby Shelter in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with 5 per cent of other sales.

‘I was born in Africa and have always had a connection and I had an African nanny who would carry me around as a baby, but those little orphaned babies don’t have anyone to carry them,’ she said. ‘This seems such a small way to help such a good cause.

‘There is something for everyone in this exhibition because encaustic works are not commonly seen in Perth and it is a very interesting exhibition.’

Wax Lyrical is at Freight Gallery until |August 5.