From Favignana was Jeff Martin’s very first solo exhibition. Jeff fell in love with the
tiny fishing community of Favignana on a trip to Italy in 1999. Spending idle days on the island,
he spent hours sketching the fisherman and was so mesmerised he returned to Favignana in 2001 and
2003. " The story of these fishermen, at that moment in time, gave me a reason to paint"
The exhibition was titled From Favignana provides the narrative of the ancient but endangered
Sicilian fisherman. Sandra Bardas OAM opened the exhibition at Brightspace Gallery in Melbourne
Australia in October of 2004.