‘Wings of Life’ couldn’t be a better title for the exceptional event being held at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for one month commencing on the 7th of November. Exceptional, not only because 100% of the funds raised will support Butterfly Babies, an initiative of the RBWH Foundation funding life-saving research aimed at improving the outcomes of preterm and term babies that face birth-related difficulties but exceptional because acclaimed national and international artist, David Behrens, has dedicated a large part of 2014 to creating butterflies in his unique and iconic style. Exceptional also because Dave has created the entire exhibition whilst working full time for Virgin Airlines, committing his valuable time and resources to a cause he feels passionately about..
When Dave decided to hold an exhibition to raise funds for the PRC & Butterfly Babies, the choice of butterflies as the subject matter seemed natural, fitting and appropriate. He stated that “the synchronicity of butterflies emerging from the chrysalis is an excellent analogy for the aim of the PRC; transforming pre-term babies into healthy children and adults”. Given his unique style, he wanted to create different, inspiring butterflies using shapes & sizes in his statement bold vibrant lines and markings. “I’m proud of this collection of butterflies and excited that the money raised from the sale of these butterflies will go directly into valuable research at the Perinatal Research Centre.” Dave Said.
Dave also recently completed a fabulous butterfly that was auctioned at the 2014 Harcourts Butterfly Ball on 20 September. His support of PRC projects, which include ‘mapping the wiring’ in the brains of babies using cutting edge imaging, preventing seizures in newborns and identifying differences in the cellular structure between the premature and term babies heart is inspiring. Dave is one of Brisbane’s ‘unsung heroes’, having also supported Sids and Kids, the MND Foundation and breast cancer charities in the past. ‘Wings of Life’ will give more than money to the PRC, as without the kindness and generosity of those in the community such as David Behrens, the ‘wings’ wouldn’t be available to fund ‘life’-changing research.
For more information on ‘Wings of Life’ contact David on 0411 709 893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.