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London-based Australian concert pianist Piers Lane AO is a highly regarded international soloist and collaborative artist and is well known to Townsville chamber-music followers through his ten year tenure with the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Piers’ has an impressive
Cheryl Barker AO is an Australian operatic soprano with a distinguished international reputation. She is particularly noted internationally for her performances of Madama Butterfly, singing this role for English National Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin,
Originally a language teacher, Maryleigh’s passion for music and words inspired her to become an accompanist and vocal coach. At Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium, she concentrated on vocal repertoire and technique with Nancy Thomas, studying piano with Lance Dossor. Recent highlights
Many thanks to Dr Sylvia Ditchburn for so generously donating this marvellous print of one of her original works. Raffle tickets will be on sale at all 2018 events. About the Artist: Since coming to north Queensland from the Darling Downs in the 1960s, Sylvia has been inspired by the tropical environment for her work. After graduating with a Phd in 2000 at James Cook University Townsville, Dr Ditchburn continues to depict Australian natural environments in her typically vibrant gouache and acrylic palette. A freelance fine artist and essentially plein-air painter, Sylvia brings together images from her extensive painting trips throughout Australia. These include the Kimberley and Broome in West Australia, MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Devil’s Marbles in central Australia, Simpson and Painted deserts, Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges in south Australia, Lost City and Kakadu in the Northern Territory, contrasted with the lush and dry tropics of north Queensland coastal fringe. About the Artwork: The framed art work I am donating to the ACVC Remember Townsville is a reproduction of a painting I created of the marina and buildings with the iconic Castle Hill dominating the city skyline of Townsville. I noticed this view when I was dining with my