The Sacrededge Festival has been a yearly event in Queenscliff, Victoria, since 2014.
Seeds Of A New Knowledge by Tony Convey - winner of the 'best exploration of festival themes' award for 2018.
The Sacrededge Festival, dedicated to spirituality in diversity, has been a yearly event in Queenscliff since 2014. The Festival explores the themes of living together, the sacred, justice, mindfulness and an inclusive community. It has a special focus on refugees, Indigenous issues, LGBTI, wellbeing and sustainability. These themes are addressed throughout the festival by artists, musicians, performers and writers from all over the country.
Tony Convey was recently announced as the winner of this year's 'best exploration of festival themes' award with his painting, Seeds Of A New Knowing.
Judge Steve Singline wrote:
'Tony Convey has created a work which is rich in colour and beauty. The human family is portrayed on a circular panel that speaks of a global connectedness. There are multiple scenes depicted within the composition, each one speaking in various ways of connection. Connections between people and the environment.
'When we thought about the themes of Sacrededge, the principles and values of inclusion, diversity and care for the environment we felt that Tony's work embodied this beautifully.
'For each of us, Sacrededge provides us with opportunities to learn and grow, to be more aware, intentional and conscious. To borrow the title from Tony's work, to sow 'Seeds Of A New Knowledge'.
'So take care of the seeds that you have gathered on your journey over the weekend. May they find rich soil in your lives and enable new life to emerge in your relationships with each other and the world in which we live.'
Steven Singline is a Geelong based artist who works in the mediums of sculpture and painting. He facilitates stone carving and painting workshops for people of all ages and abilities. In addition to his studio practice, he is employed by the City of Greater Geelong as the Public Art Officer.
Tony Convey's Seeds Of A New Knowing will be on display until May 23, 2018.