Echuca based Artisan, Kylie Haley is best known for her photography from working as a photojournalist and stringer for over 20 years in both Australia and Overseas newspapers. Kylie has gained several State
( Victorian Country Press ) and National Awards ( Australian Landcare Awards, Victorian Tourism Awards, PANPA Newspaper Awards) for her work. With a strong environmental, sustainable and recycling ethos she has been drawn to explore various art mediums from eco /solar dyeing, PMC ( pure metal clay recycled silver) jewellery, cyanotype photography and tribal ink mandalas. In 2018 she entered the Corop Junk Art Awards - winning the Peoples Choice Awards with her glass infused garden sculpture. Her last exhibition featured Image and Emulsion liftoffs. In March 2020 Kylie explores the world of Irish dancing with a new exhibition - a subject close to her families heart with both her children avid dancers. They have performed at various Folk festivals both in Victoria and Overseas under the guidance of teacher OAM Geraldine O’Shea - Ryan, who at 89 travels 3000km a week to teach her students across Victoria. The exhibition combines mixed media with Kylie's photography taking us behind the scenes of the 2019 World Folk festival in Morocco, cyanotypes and fashion illustrations of the costumes and memorabilia celebrating the past 21 years of Irish dancing classes in Echuca - Moama.