Voyager Estate
12 April 2024 | Voyager Estate


As part of our feature artist program, the Estate welcomed guests to the sold out launch of Margaret River painter Tamika Hogan’s solo exhibition, 'Colours of Kambarang', this past weekend.

Over 55 visitors hailing from various corners of Western Australia and beyond gathered in the Cellar Door for an evening filled with delicious wine and food, soulful melodies, vivid artwork, and creative musings from our guest of honour.

At the heart of 'Colours of Kambarang' is a collection of ten original oil paintings, each a reflection of wildflower season—a time of renewal and abundance along the Western Australian coastline. Tamika's bold strokes and vivid palette evoke the dynamism inherent in Kambarang, infusing her work with a sense of rejuvenation and hope. Emerging from a period of personal struggle, Tamika's art mirrors her own rebirth, a testament to resilience and the embrace of new beginnings.

As guests journeyed through the exhibition, savouring each painting with a glass of wine in hand, they were treated to an array of delicious bites from the Voyager kitchen, including a chickpea and avocado tart, a blini with sardine, pickles and labneh and a mini brioche roll with smoked lamb and capsicum.

Accompanying the food was the enchanting jazz vocals and keyboard prowess of singer-songwriter, Jinna Yang, whose music matched the energy and enthusiasm of the room. Tamika herself also offered intimate insights into her creative process, sharing the challenges and triumphs of balancing motherhood with her career as an artist.

Reflecting on her journey, Tamika spoke of the unwavering support of her family and friends—a community that has been instrumental in realising her dreams. Tears mingled with applause as her words resonated with all present, affirming the power of passion and perseverance.

Tamika said the evening was a great success, commenting "I heard someone say recently that the artist never sees their work for the first time. And I really felt that. We’re too close to our emerging art to ever feel its impact. But on these special occasions, we get a little glimpse into that experience through the lens of others. We get to see how our art impacts our audience."

Adam Elton, Cellar Door Manager, agreed saying that it was fantastic to meet so many visitors and locals in support of local and emerging Margaret River artists. “Tamika is a perfect reflection of the many wonderful creatives in the region that have committed themselves to their passion; to make a living doing what they love and that we get to enjoy! Walking down our hallway is like walking down the beach for a surf in the morning. Tamika’s work is so vivid and true to the beauty of our coastline and all that we love about it.”

Tamika’s collection will remain on display in the Cellar Door daily from 10am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday. We invite visitors to drop in and experience the exhibition until 12th May.

Images courtesy of Ovis Creative.

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