CREATIVE FLAIR: Lismore artist Jeht Burgoyne brings mythology to a local shop window with the latest Art in the Heart exhibition.
CREATIVE FLAIR: Lismore artist Jeht Burgoyne brings mythology to a local shop window with the latest Art in the Heart exhibition.

Mythological goats in the heart

WHAT does a pet goat eat for breakfast? Popcorn. Well, local artist Jeht Burgoyne's goat Startsky does.

"He comes into the kitchen for breakfast and he'd even have a seat at our kitchen table if my partner had his way," Jeht said.

Jeht's much-loved pet goat has provided the inspiration for her latest art exhibition Pan Pastorale - the Goat and the Maiden, now on display in the Window of Opportunity art space in the Star Court Theatre, Lismore.

"I've been running with the goats for a while now," Jeht laughed. "I was watching a mountain goat with a ginger beard in the quarry near where I live and I could imagine the maidens running with him, showing no fear."

Jeht went on to create a series of paintings in forest-like colours depicting the sensual energy of the mythological goat-like creature, Pan.

Jeht also loves creating sculpture and has created a whimsical sculpture of a goat and a woman sitting down to share tea at a table - it's called Picnic with Da. It sits next to sculptures called Hoof and Heel and some of Jeht's designer clothing, which she's been making under her label Flourish Designs for the past ten years. Jeht's label can be found on Facebook where she regularly uploads new designs.

Jeht's exhibition is the seventh to be held in the window of Susanna Carpi's personal coaching business Ready, Mindset, Go! this year. Since the Art in the Heart program started it has helped artists sell their artworks and supportive shop owners have been getting tenants interested in taking on leases in the empty shops.


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