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The GAIA Project - Transformation Through Art Exhibition

Her name is Orly Faya, and she paints people back into the world. Orly has a mission; to help us remember our connection to ourselves, to each other, and to the earth. Her work is an exquisite fusion of the human canvas and breathtaking natural settings.

Click through this gallery to see more artwork from this exhibition.

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

Credit: Orly Faya

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A world traveller for over a decade, Orly considers herself from the world, and her goal is to facilitate that same sense in others. After recent escapades in South, Central and North America, Orly has returned to Australian shores to present her debut exhibition, The GAIA Collection, a compilation of 22 mimetic pieces that highlight our inherent connection with the land. Each artwork represents a story, an expedition, and a powerful interaction between the one being painted, Orly, and the earth. Orly explains, "In re-merging humanity with nature, I aim to incite powerful emotional and psychological responses, to encourage the development of the individual’s sense of awareness and communal consciousness.”

These artworks also form part of a bigger initiative called The GAIA project, an entity for establishing creative collaborations that aim to impact social and environmental changes, and ultimately create a more sustainable way of living in the world.

Her message is simple - we came from the earth, live from the earth, and will return to the earth.

In Orly's words, "Through remembering ourselves as part of the earth, we become aligned with nature. We offer humanity the possibility of living harmoniously on earth once again.”

The exhibition will take place nestled in the surrounds of Victoria's Dandenong Ranges, at the Burrinja Cultural Centre , for four weeks between May 8th - June 7th. The official opening takes place on Saturday 9 May.

The Gaia Collection will also host 'Creation’s Calling - Collaborating for Sustainability’, on May 22nd; an event to encourage creative expression as a tool for communication in today’s world.

In March, Orly launched a crowdfunding campaign to help her propagate The Gaia Project through her debut exhibition. There is only two weeks left and she is calling out for the support of the world, the environmentally conscious communities and those who support the arts to reach deep and help her launch The Gaia Project.

THE GAIA COLLECTION Debut Exhibition by mimetic artist Orly Faya:
May 8 - June 7, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Victoria (Opening May 9)

CREATION’S CALLING Collaborative Arts Events: May 22, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Victoria

THE GAIA PROJECT A sustainable arts movement to re-merge humanity with the earth