The Northern Illawarra’s creative community is rallying around Thirroul artist Tanya Stubbles, who will spend this Christmas in a Sydney hospital.
One of Australia’s most celebrated artists, the long-term Scarborough Public School mum is making slow but steady progress as she recovers from a shocking head injury, suffered at Clifton School of Arts last month.
Still in Hospital since the accident on November 20, Tanya remained for weeks in an induced coma to help reduce the swelling on her brain. She has since been brought out, and cleared of a suspected neck injury, with friends saying she has opened her eyes, and is able to track them, which is a positive sign.
There is a long, slow road ahead and while Tanya remains extremely vulnerable, she appears to be making steps in the right direction.
To help Tanya and her family with the financial struggles associated with a lengthy recovery, local and regional artists have created a beautiful array of works which will be sold at the Coledale Twilight Markets next Tuesday night.
All proceeds will be donated to the Stubbles family.
The market will also present the opportunity for friends and admirers of the celebrated artist to create a mandala of candles, sending out love, prayers and wishes.
Already local schools have rallied behind the family. Coledale and Scarborough Schools both held fundraisers in the last couple of weeks with all money (more than $1300 so far) put into an account at Thirroul IGA to help with groceries.
A Facebook page and been set up to help support Tanya and her family, and to keep the community posted on her progress. You can find that HERE