By Amy Edwards and Michael Gadd
The Newcastle Herald
News, Page 12
September 14, 2006
SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns has put down the microphone and picked up a paint brush for World Vision.
The singer's painting will go up for auction at Rhiana Griffith's latest exhibition.
The Mulbring actress and artist met with Johns last summer at Monte Valley Vineyard, which was secretly home to Silverchair during rehearsal for their fifth studio album.
Griffith put the idea to Johns and he generously gave his support by creating the artwork (pictured), which will be displayed during Griffith's next two solo exhibitions at the Tighes Hill Gallery from September 28 to October 16 and the Gaffa Gallery on Crown Street in Surry Hills from October 26 to November 7.
It has a reserve price of $6000 and bidding closes at the end of November.
Griffith's latest exhibition, Le Cirque du Purdue, was inspired by her travels around Europe and America earlier this year to gain an agent and follow in the footsteps of stars like Sarah Wynter, Naomi Watts and her friend Lochinvar actress Abbie Cornish.
The 21-year-old, who has returned to Australia, has been cast in a new Aussie film based on the life of boxer Les Darcy.
She plans to return to America in January for more acting work.