Emergence is an event unlike anything you will have experienced before. A fusion of art, comedy, music and business, it is a showcase of Gold Coast artist Tracie Eaton’s business and creative energies, and the culmination of 10 months of her creative works.
The project began with Tracie’s decision to move away from traditional paintings on canvas. Instead she chose to paint them on herself, photograph them, print them on canvas, then texturise them to create a totally unique result.
“Body Painting is something I had never done before, let alone painting myself,” explains Tracie.
“Mixed media on canvas was not only a challenge but an artistic expression that showcased my vulnerabilities. It was an opportunity to bring ‘real life’, intense emotion, into my pieces.”
Tracie uses bold imagery and colour to draw the viewer in and challenge their perceptions.
“I anticipate people will feel passion, intrigue, empowerment, feel the beauty and power of femininity,” she explains.
“I also anticipate that some will feel somewhat challenged, perhaps a little out of their comfort zone.”
Emergence is an exclusive, red carpet event with limited tickets available. Tracie will have 40 works on display and for sale, with live music and comedy interspersed throughout the evening. The event is fully catered with a selection of canapes and beverages. Tracie intends for it to be a feast for all of the senses.
“I also have six high profile Gold Coast and Brisbane women who are being body painted live throughout the evening by six Gold Coast artists,” she says.
“You will see our fabulous models transformed – showing their vulnerability, and becoming a creation inspired by the body art I completed.”
Tracie has pledged that 10% of Emergence profits from the sale of artworks will provide funds to Opportunity International Australia, which facilitates the provision of small loans through microfinance process gives women the opportunity to build a life for themselves, their family and the community.
“Emergence is an event that you will absolutely remember forever,” says Tracie.
The Emergence Showcase is being held at Sanctuary Cove on 19 May and tickets start from $127. Book your spot at tracieeaton.com/emergence-showcase/