NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019

Country Illuminated

Event Organiser Name: 
Belconnen Community Gallery
Event Organiser Email: 
Date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 17:30 to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 19:30
Cost of Entry: 
FREE
Event Venue: 
Belconnen Community Gallery, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
City/Town: 
Belconnen
Post Code: 
2617
State: 
ACT
Country Illuminated
Leah Brideson is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people from the Gunnedah region. Leah is a self-taught Contemporary Aboriginal Artist based in Canberra, ACT. Leah’s artworks are a ‘Visual Yarn’. Leah paints stories from her knowledge of country, her culture and her dreaming. Most of Leah’s artistic vision and inspiration comes from the changing landscapes in her home town, on country and from her journeys to ocean country and beyond. Leah uses layers of fine dotting, line work, colour gradients, Aboriginal symbolism and her signature style of 'cracked earth' landscape throughout her paintings. This series explores seasonal change in the sense of the way country is illuminated throughout the seasons, the physical change in the environment and the importance of Leah’s connection to country across a multitude of landscapes.