My name is Rosie Kruckemeyer, from Adelaide. I have loved painting and drawing since my early twenties. Faces inspire me, mixing wonderful colours inspires me and gorgeous landscapes are also a strong inspiration. I love this idea, it’s based on community. Uniting people through a collaboration process, those that sand the bats, those who create smart works on the bats, then sold at a community event, again uniting people, for the money raised to then go back into supporting such an important and wonderful charity. All people need to have equal opportunity to grow and learn, to feel successful and included in society, perfect as they are. As I started to paint my bat, my initial plan was a natural native floral scene, instead appeared a Persian man. I guess I love costume and colour and faces so alas, here is this colourful character.