When you enjoy the the Greater Geelong Christmas Adventure from 1 December, you'll be sure to admire the the wonderful immersive art experiences on offer, including some done with that old-fashioned favourite, chalk!
The six chalk pieces which are part of this year's Greater Geelong Christmas Adventure have been created by artist Jimmi Buscombe.
Jimmi a professional artist based on the Great Ocean Road who specialises in photo realistic wildlife art, public art, mural and street art, integrating a range of methods and mediums including paint, ink and pastel to create stunningly life-like representations of his subjects.
Jimmi has been commissioned by councils, clients and organisations both locally and internationally to create portraits, street art and public art of native wildlife, and private commissions.
For the past eighteen months, he has been an artist in residence at Lyndoch Living, an aged care facility in Warrnambool, Victoria where he is commissioned to create realistic murals of native Australian plants and animals, essentially bringing nature inside to the residents of Lyndoch.
The works hold much more meaning and value than the end product of a beautiful mural. Seats and couches are set up around where Jimmi is painting and the residents are encouraged to sit and talk with Jimmi as he creates his works of art. The interaction with the residents is where the real gold of this project occurs, with many residents spending hours a day offering conversation and gentle words of advice.
Jimmi has also worked on over sixteen public art projects across Victoria, including the Lismore Water Tower project for Corangamite Shire Council in early 2020 and the State Government of Victoria’s Pick My Project scheme with a project titled #WildVsWarrnambool in 2019/2020.
For more information about Jimmi and to read about his recently-published 'Trick of the eye' books, head to his website at www.jimmibuscombe.com.