For the month of March local Hallidays Point artist Shelley May is holding her first ever art exhibition. The exhibition is called Birds Eye View and will feature digital illustrations of birds found in Australia and all over the world. Her inspiration comes from her love of birds, bright colours, trips to Hawaii and her own pet parrot Sun Conure. Her digital art technique allows her to create simplistic styled bird illustrations in stunningly bold colours.
Shelley’s exhibition is called Birds Eye View - a play on words, it’s another name for an aerial, but in this case - Shelley takes it literally. A simplistic style, almost cartoon like, Shelley relies heavily on colour to evoke a response within the viewer by using bright palettes. “I hope that when you visit my exhibition, my birds make you smile.”
Issue 13 of the Manning-Great Lakes Online Edition - Made for Mobile.
Our cover star, Shelley May is an extraordinary creative talent, and the perfect person to help you come up with a new logo for your enterprise - or even to rebrand your entire business! We also stop by to chat with local mayor David West, who has proudly served the community for many years, and talk all things sourdough with Lara from Palms Artisan Bakery.
Took out the Most Elegant Lady title at the Taree Cup in another one of my millinery creations.
Town Hall Road Safety Advertisement
DHBC Design Competition
August 15, 2019
Three of the prize-winning designs were adapted for display using large
digital screens across the Sydney Trains network. Congratulations to Kirra Zhigunov, Michelle Carpio and Shelley Kurtz. And huge appreciation to Minister Andrew Constance, for suggesting this idea. It has creatively raised the profile of cycling road safety with new audiences.
A presentation ceremony at NSW Parliament House earlier this week was the perfect venue to showcase the talents of young designers from across the State vying for recognition in a poster and bumper sticker competition.
Included in that talented group of 11 was Tallwoods graphic designer, Shelley Kurtz, who learned she had won the poster section.
After weeks of tough design decisions, the winners of the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (DHBC) Design Competition were awarded today at Parliament House by NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, The Hon. Andrew Constance, MP.
With the support of the Transport for NSW Community Road Safety Grant, DHBC ran a design competition to increase the awareness of the Minimum Passing Distance legislation.
As of May 2018, more than 75% of drivers were unaware of the MPD rule. DHBC called on the community to develop posters and bumper stickers to increase MPD awareness. After hundreds of entries, the designs were narrowed down to one winner in each of the four categories.
Finalist in DHBC Transport for NSW Poster Design Competition
DHBC Design Competition
May 17, 2019
A sticker and poster design competition, to Increase Awareness of Safe Passing Distances between motorists & cyclists.
Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) requires 1.0 metre of clearance for cyclists on roads with a speed limit of up to 60 km/hour, and 1.5 metres (speeds over 60 km/hour). The road rule exemptions permit motorists to cross lines (including double unbroken centre lines), to straddle lane lines and to drive on painted islands in order to pass cyclists, but only when it is safe to do so.
Winning designs will be printed in full colour, and will be distributed around the Inner West and South of Sydney. Competition entries will deliver fresh creative content, new slogans, and marketing collateral to raise awareness of Safe Passing Distance.
Greater awareness of safe passing rules will reduce injuries and deaths on NSW Roads… It is only possible to move Towards Zero with much greater awareness and active enforcement of Minimum Passing Distance.
You can vote for my design on the 'DHBC Design Competition' Facebook by clicking here.