Five years ago, a bay brumby foal, since named ‘Trooper’, was taken from the wild, losing his freedom along with over forty other brumby mares, stallions and foals who once roamed the rugged, iconic Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. Devalued and unsellable at the Camden livestock yards, he and the others were trucked hundreds of kilometres away to an abattoir just outside Sydney. After his last minute rescue along with another foal and a stallion, he became the founding resident of a brumby sanctuary and adopted a year later by journalist and animal advocate, Mae Lee Sun. With the political battle raging on to remove the brumbies from the high country through the barbaric means of aerial shooting and trapping to send them to slaughter, it is ironic that Trooper and brumbies are immortalised as subjects of fine art selling for thousands in an exceptional solo exhibit by Roslyn Nolen currently showing at the Gallows Gallery in Mosman Park in Perth, Western Australia from Jan 29-Feb 6th, titled Wild-Brumbies and Other Breeds.
Thank you Roslyn for bringing life to the brumbies through art and for having the vision to do so with integrity and grace.
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