BLUE VALENTINE IN ARTWORK
SARGEANT Matthew Ireland, of Mt Druitt Local Area Command, has thrown his support behind the Shades of Blue art exhibition, which is raising awareness of domestic violence.
While he spends his days dealing with the ugly side of life, talented amateur photographer Sgt Ireland said it was important to appreciate the beauty in the world.
“I do have an appreciation for the beautiful things in the world,” he said.
His three photographs are centred around water: Jetty in Monterey, Sunrise at Collaroy Beach and Sunset at Yarramundi.
The collection is on display at the Penrith Regional Art Gallery along with 50 other works in the Shades of Blue exhibition.
The exhibition, which runs until December 9, provides an opportunity to view police officers in a different light and raise awareness of domestic violence.
Original artwork is available to buy, and gallery viewers will receive a white ribbon to place on a tree branch in honour of passionate domestic violence advocate Sabine Altman who died in a traffic accident in 2011.
Details: penrithregionalartgallery.org/ shades-of-blue-nsw-police-force-artexhibition.
Sergeant Matt Ireland with some of his artworkrtwork in the
Shades of Blue exhibition at Penrith Regional Art Gallery. Picture: Justin Sanson