Exhibitions Archive

2017 Artists for Conservation Festival

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The 2017 Artists for Conservation Festival presented by RE/MAX is returning to Vancouver this November. Rounding out the multi-day event will be live music, films, live birds of prey, live art demos, kids crafts and workshops.

Main Festival Venue:
Nov 10-13 | Festival Open to Public | VanDusen Botanical Garden (Free admission to exhibit and most activities)

Ticketed Events:
Oct 21 (7-10pm) | Festival Preview Evening | Capilano University’s Blueshore Centre for Performing Arts. Register for Free.

Nov 9 (7-10pm) | Grand Opening Reception | VanDusen Botanical Garden
Buy Tickets ($75pp early bird), $110 after Nov 21.

Nov 10 | Introduction to Silk Painting with Master Silk Painter, Kim Toft
Nov 11 | Drawing Techniques with Master Wildlife Artist, Terry Isaac Register Now

Find out more by visiting the festival website.

Coral Sea Dreaming Book Launch – Lennox Wave

Posted on Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Lennox Wave has written an article on the Coral Sea Dreaming Book Launch from last week.

“Kim and David believe their collaboration can act as a unique education tool for children and getting the next generation understanding the need for caring for the ocean environment.

As amazing as Kim’s art interpretations of the coral reef are, they sadly could be some of the last beautiful representations, if they continue to die and our children lose the opportunity to witness the wonderment of living, breathing, beautiful colourful coral reefs in the real world.

Kim and David will donate 35% of profits to the Ocean Ark Alliance’s educational outreach programs.”

Read the full article here.


Marine Mammal Forum: Sharing Scientific and Traditional Knowledge.

Posted on Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Would you like to learn more about the magnificent whales, dolphins and dugongs that inhabit Moreton Bay?

Traditional Owners and scientists will share their knowledge of marine mammals at next month’s free University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station Marine Mammal Forum: Sharing Scientific and Traditional Knowledge.

Kim will be there, holding a stall and giving a demonstration.

The event is open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Monday 31 July

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: UQ Moreton Bay Research Station, 37 Fraser Street, Dunwich

Find out more here.

Coral Sea Dreaming Book Launch and Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

COral Sea Dreaming invite

Coral Sea Dreaming : The Picture Book by Kim Michelle Toft   

The Library is pleased to host this wonderful exhibition of silk originals and limited edition prints from Kim’s new book Coral Sea Dreaming: The Picture Book.  Kim has collaborated with internationally renowned underwater cinematographer, David Hannan to produce this stunning childrens’ book.

The exhibition will show in the SCU Library, Gallery Space, Lismore Campus from 3 – 16 July with a presentation from the artist on Thursday 13 July at 3.00 pm.

Kim Michelle Toft first met David Hannan when she bought his classic video Coral Sea Dreaming and shortly after that, David started collecting Kim’s silk illustrations featured in her award-winning children’s books. Twenty years later and they have produced a stunning new book together Coral Sea Dreaming : The Picture Book.

All the illustrations in the book are hand painted onto silk, each measuring 140cm x 100cm.

CD Launch December 2016 – I Can Swim A Rainbow.

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016


CD Launch December 2016

Everyone is invited ,especially children, to the launch of the CD , I Can Swim A Rainbow.

Saturday 10th December at 1pm – 3pm

The Fenwick Room at The Ramada 2 Martin Street Ballina NSW .

The ‘amazing’ Lisa Hunt will be performing the song.

A special performance by the Ballina Public School Choir.

Click here to download the invite

Buy the Book in Advance

Buy I Can Swim A Rainbow online now, in either a Book and CD Bundle, or both separately.

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Southern Cross Uni Display October 2016

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016

2016-10-27-14-54-05It has been fantastic to display my work and books at Southern Cross Uni’s Learning Centre. I gave a presentation and workshop on Thursday 27th October and sold out of books! It will remain at the Uni for 3 weeks and will finish on Monday 7th November.

Artists For Conservation Septemeber 2016 Vancouver Canada

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016


So honoured and proud to exhibit my work alongside some of the world’s most famous wildlife artists including Robert Bateman , Guy Coheleach and Chris Maynard. I had a fabulous time and then holidayed with my daughter for 3 weeks. I also made the calendar with this piece , Coral Sea Dreaming.

Art Selected for Anual Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

I am pleased to announce that my two Paintings “Yellow” and “Green” have been selected for the Anual Exhibition 2015 for Artist for Conservation.







I Can Sing a Rainbow Exhibition a Success

Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The recent Preview Exhibition of the all the original silk illustrations from my upcoming new release I Can Sing a Rainbow was a success with the sale of some of the original silks sold and pre orders taken for the book when published.

You can still pre-order your copy from my Sea Silks Gallery at 2 Martin St Ballina.

I would also like to sincerely thank the management and staff of Ramada Ballina for their amazing support in hosting this preview exhibition and book launch.

Preview Exhibition

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014

Original Silk Cover - 'Green' 140x55cm

Original Silk Cover 140x55cm

Preview Exhibition of the all the original silk illustrations
from my upcoming new release
I Can Swim A Rainbow
Opening Friday 30th January 5pm – 7pm
Open Saturday 31st Jan and Sunday 1st Feb 10am – 3pm
The Fenwick Room The Ramada 2  Martin St Ballina NSW
Meet the artist and see the entire set of silks
before they go offshore to Hong Kong
for the official launch in March 2015.
All enquiries Kim Michelle Toft 04314 29092

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