Milarky - Street artist
Milarky is a street artist from Taranaki, spending many years in Wellington, where his ink illustrations and large-scale wall works with cans, built his following in the capital.
Milarky also creates photography and videography, documenting street artwork.
He has collaborated with fellow street artists BMD many times, and in particular on the Shark Wall opposite Waitangi Park to make a statement about the negatives of shark finning. HIs work has also featured at the NZ Art Show for the past two years.
Currently based in Auckland, he is exploring new media and creating an extensive collection of work developed from early sketch ‘stains’ featuring his ink- drawn characters.
When invited to participate in BraveArt he replied,“this sounds like a good project, for a strong cause. I'd be glad to be involved.”
Jenny McDougall - CanSurvive
Jenny is the CanSurvive team’s drummer. She sits at the front of the dragon boat keeping the beat and leading the timing of their paddling.
She has been a member of the CanSurvive Dragon Boat Team for almost three years.
Jenny joined the crew a few years ago to improve her fitness and potentially to improve the lymphodema caused by surgery on her left side. She found it was beneficial for many more reasons.
“These women are really inspiring to others,” she says. “I love supporting the team.”
Jenny believes the team is a demonstration of the core of strength inside us and she relates to this quote from Albert Camus: “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer”.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in her late 40s. She underwent left side mastectomy surgery as well as follow-up chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Jenny says dragon boating with the CanSurvive crew has taught her that “it is always better to just get up and do something”.
See video of Jenny's cast being made here.