Sonya Unwin BA Vis Arts (Hons.) is an Adelaide artist, curator & picture framer. Her studio practice focuses on colour, mood and the horizon. She curates the Metro Art Space at The Hotel Metropolitan, and has been a SALA Artist-in-Residence at the SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). In 2018 she was awarded an Arts Mentorship with the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and her artwork has recently been published on the cover of ‘Explore’, a science & health journal in the US. A few years ago, friends invited my family to Corny Point on the Yorke Peninsula for a summer holiday. The simplicity and beauty of YP has often inspired me, and this particular trip I took hundreds of photos. Having come from farming land in the state’s South East, I was amused by the tractors sitting off shore in the water and the birdlife unfazed by the machinery. So the pelican and the tractor was a natural image to paint on the bat…indicative of YP, farming, fishing, friendships, acceptance, collaboration and horizons.
Wills story found a way to my instagram feed (thanks Sarah Shanahan) and I was lucky enough to be able to be involved. I am inspired by Will’s tenacity, creativity and attitude, as well as the fact that he has now connected so many people together through his passion.