ART ON PURPOSE

Zahrina with David Elliott MP and Hills Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne

The fabulous art took centre stage when Zahrina Robertson launched her pop up gallery in Norwest earlier this month.

Exhibiting on home turf is a dream come true for Hills professional who held her first art exhibition in New York City earlier this year.

State Minister David Elliott officially launched Art on Purpose before a huge and appreciative crowd at The Zahrina Gallery at the luxury Haven apartments on Solent Circuit Norwest.

The launch was also fundraiser for the Westmead Hospital Foundation.

Guests included Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne and Deputy Mayor Reena Jethi and fellow councillors plus sponsors and supporters including Norwest developer and manager Mulpha.

Mulpha provided the retail space as part of its Norwest Culture initiative to encourage cultural endeavours and a strong sense of community.

Zahrina, an award-winning photographer, brand strategist and author, started painting less than a year ago after looking for other ways to channel her creativity.

“My art is about inspiring people with colour. I want the gallery to take people on a journey.”

The invitation to showcase her work at the New York Art Gallery in Tribica came just weeks after she launched her art website, zahrinagallery.com.

“I can’t believe I got to exhibit in New York before Sydney! But now I’m just as thrilled to show my work in my hometown where I grew up,” she said.

The Zahrina Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 1pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm Until September 28.