Jane’s Story

Profile photo of Jane Britt wearing black rimmed glasses and a red scarf with red lipstick

Jane Britt is an accomplished classical pianist, clarinettist, singer and disability advocate.

At the age of 22 her vision became unstable when glaucoma in her right eye compounded her already low vision caused by congenital rubella syndrome. As a result, she started to learn to navigate a world without vision.

“When my vision started to decline, I took up photography as a way to bring the world I can’t physically see closer to me on the computer. It’s also a way to capture still frames in my mind for when my vision goes completely.”

A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium (BMus), the University of Queensland (BA), and the Australian National University (GradDip in Psychological Studies and (BA (Hons) Psychology), Jane is now the Policy and Advocacy Team Leader at Blind Citizens Australia and sits on the Board for Queenslanders with Disability Network. She has profound deafness in one ear.

Jane’s memory is of Christmas in Sorrento, Italy as a 15-year-old – the bells pealing, Santa Claus in a horse-drawn carriage, Christmas lunch decorated with bright red poinsettias and delicious smells of traditional Italian cooking. Finding it challenging to paint just one picture, Rick’s original painting evolved into twelve individually researched ‘postcards’ capturing the beauty of Sorrento.

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Rick Everingham

Rick Everingham has established himself as a successful and respected Australian artist. Since his first one-man exhibition in 1970, he has held numerous exhibitions in Australia, and international shows in Los Angeles, Tokyo and in Italy.

His paintings are defined by a sense of subtle light and a feeling for the peaceful ambience of particular places. His love of reflections, patinas on walls, and interesting windows and doors, has persisted as subject material from the beginning of his career.

Annual painting trips to Italy in the 1990s fuelled his passion for the Italian culture when in 1999 he and his wife bought a house in a small village in Tuscany, and settled there for 11 years. In 2010 the pair returned to Australia, but still retain a property in Tuscany.

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Rick Everingham looking at camera surrounded by his paintings


Tim Davies

Tim Davies is a Grammy and Annie-nominated composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. Lead orchestrator for film composers Christophe Beck, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Fil Eisler, he has orchestrated and conducted movies like Free Guy, Hotel Transylvania 4, Bob’s Burgers, Frozen and Frozen 2, both Ant-Man movies, The Lego Movie 2, Empire, and WandaVision.

As a composer, Davies frequently collaborates with Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez, contributing music to their projects The Book of Life, Crimson Peak, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and most recently, Maya and the Three.

When not working on Hollywood projects, Davies stays busy as an arranger, having contributed arrangements to multiple concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony.