Bigger Than Us
Sydney Road Gallery present a solo show ‘Bigger Than Us’ by Jaimee Paul.
Bigger Than Us showcases a body of work inspired by B-Roll stills taken from acclaimed ocean feature documentary, ‘The Map to Paradise’ which enlisted multi award-winning actor and activist Martin Sheen as the Executive Producer. Jaimee tells us, “After I saw The Map to Paradise it made me feel hopeful, because I could see evidence and stories about people who were putting purpose before profit”.
The concept for ‘The Map to Paradise’ came from two local Sydney directors, James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan, and captures the story of a global movement to protect our planet’s oceans. The documentary recently received a four out of five-star rating from Today’s Richard Wilkins. “A part of the film’s outreach plan has been to activate community spaces in creative and vibrant ways, and Jaimee’s artwork series of B-roll from the film perfectly complements that vision,” said Danielle Ryan.
Jaimee’s art documents important issues our planet is facing like extinction and ocean conservation and she says that, “my portraits have an ethereal quality, as if the delicate faunal subjects have already begun to phase out of existence. This spectral quality is an implication of man-made climate catastrophe and the threat it poses to ocean ecology. There are all sorts of different issues that people become overwhelmed by, but I feel art has the power to break through that”.
10% of the exhibition’s profits will go towards ‘The Map to Paradise’ outreach campaign which works towards having the film shown in regional communities and schools. Jaimee believes everybody has the power to make a positive impact in their everyday life and Jaimee creates artworks and exhibitions in the hopes to raise funds or awareness for different issues facing nature.
All artworks on display are for sale.