A dreamer, an adventurer, and an artist, Sobrane Simcock takes us on an exciting journey with a visual narrative that explores the quiet beauty of freedom and happiness through some of nature’s most charming species of birds, each with a unique story, journey and adventure.
The exhibition is a series of 30 artworks featuring native Australian birds and will take place in the intimate and lush greenery of 7Adam’s compounds – the perfect setting to get closer to nature and the flock of majestic feathered friends.
Always in sync with nature and attuned to the call of the wild, Simcock gathers inspiration from all walks of nature, beginning in the isolated wilderness of the Kimberly region of Western Australia where she hails from. From staying up all night in a swag along a crocodile infested river and waking up next to a snake, to sailing out in a small dinghy boat to the huge whirlpools created by massive 10 meter tides on the Dampier Peninsular, Australia, Simcock has done it all in the name of getting closer to nature, capturing their essence in her artworks and sharing their untold story with the rest of the world.
From nature to canvas, Simcock magically transforms pigments of ink, pastel and charcoal into grand life-like pieces. In countless hours of bird watching, observing the details of the slightest moves they made and how they reacted, she appreciated each bird for its individualism in its expressions and movements. Identifying with their energy and freedom, similar principles she lives by, she felt an instant connection to them.
The exhibition is named after the Asian Black-necked stork, more commonly called the “Jabiru” in Australia. It is one of the tallest flying birds and has one of the largest wingspans among the different bird species.
Witnessing the grand takeoff of the Jabiru taking to the sky with its wings stretched far out, each flap it made not only inspired Simcock but also fuelled her determination to fly her flock to Singapore. She has embarked on a quest to share the inspiration and earnest happiness that these majestic creatures have brought her through her art.
Exhibition: On the Wings of a Jabiru
Dates: 06 – 26 June 2014
Venue: 7Adam Gallery Restaurant, 7 Adam Park, Singapore 289926