Artist drawn to feath­ered friends

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SO­BRANE Sim­cock’s pump­kin fruit­cake won her sec­ond place in a Perth Royal Show com­pe­ti­tion when she was 20.

The Broome artist re­turns to the Clare­mont Show­ground this week with eight art­works to be part of the guest town ex­hi­bi­tion.

The show co­in­cides with Ms Sim­cock’s ex­hi­bi­tion, On the Wings of a Jabiru, at Ki­dogo Art­house Gallery, Fre­man­tle.

She first took up a pen­cil six years ago and fo­cussed her art on en­dan­gered mar­su­pi­als.

“I moved on to marine an­i­mals be­cause I en­joyed swimming with the manta rays and now it’s the birds,” Ms Sim­cock said.

“The red-tailed cock­a­too is my favourite.”

The stage de­sign grad­u­ate who now works with pas­tel and ink has ex­hib­ited and been part of artist- in- res­i­dence pro­grams in Sin­ga­pore, China and Ja­pan.

Ms Sim­cock was in Broome three years ago to do a photo ex­hi­bi­tion when she met her part­ner, as­tronomer Greg Quicke, at Mat­sos be­fore mov­ing to the Kim­ber­ley re­gion.

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