Postcard Project Exhibition

The inspiration for the Postcard Project began with an existing creative postcard exchange project that has continued between several local artists over many years. During a time of social disconnection, the idea of sending a creative missive to vulnerable and isolated members of the community seemed to us at PORTAL a perfect partial antidote.

Enter local activist and artist Deirdre Boeyen Carmichael , who – like all Australians at the beginning of 2020 – was still reeling from the impact of the bushfires of 2019-2020. In response to bushfire’s devastation of our natural environment and the impacts of COVID, she began a project to mark the passage of time and the changing face of nature in a daily postcard-sized painting of the same view of Southside Beach near her home in Bellbrae.  Painting the sunrise from the same location each day and recording meteorological and tidal information on the back created a time capsule captured within these postcards: a moment in our lives that was new and uncertain but at the same time spreading optimism and hope through their postage to family and friends. With her permission, Deirdre’s project became part of ours as we reached out to our registered artists and the wider community to ask them if they would like be part of the PORTAL Postcards Project. 

We had 45 artists register and 225 miniature artworks submitted. Their generosity and talent was incredible, with over 100 distributed to the isolated and vulnerable and the remaining postcards exchanged between the artists.

Below find some of the beautiful work that was created and delivered throughout our community. 

Zoe Turner

June Christie

Alisha Lyon

Aki Helene

Shirley Drayton

Renee Treml

Renee Treml

Pippa Griffiths

Phoebe Myers

Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki

Liz Clarke

Lauren Tune

Kazz Rayner

Kathryn Junor

Kathryn Junor

Kathryn Junor

Justine Holmes

Julie Dyer

Jannette Hannam

Ellise Roberts

Alisha Lyon

Angela Grace

Cinnamon Stephens

Alisha Lyon

Alisha Lyon

Stacie Bobele

Ron Talbot

Ron Talbot

Nicola Perkin

Mila Perrett

Michelle Conn

Michelle Buggy

Linley Hurrell

Kate DeBeer

Kat Fox

Jade Muxworthy

Denise Murfitt

Dawn Small

Catherine Brennan

Alisha Lyon

Alisha Lyon

Deirdre Boeyen-Carmichael

Deirdre Boeyen-Carmichael