When flowers bloom in the Snowy Mountains, at Alcheringa it’s a special time for discovery.
Toni Cary has drawn since early childhood, showing considerable aptitude since the age of five. In her last year of high school, she produced a large abstract painting titled Figurative Movement Through Space for her final piece of artwork, which won her second in the state of New South Wales. This award, along with the art portfolio she presented, assisted her entrance at age sixteen to the National Art School in East Sydney.
Through her life, Toni won numerous awards for creative writing. For four years in a row, she won three firsts and a second place for contemporary poetry under the auspices of the Sydney Cultural Council. Her poems were read at the Opera House during each of those four years.