Leah Brideson – Country Illuminated

Belconnen Community Gallery, Swanson Court Belconnen as part of the ‘RESPECT’ series
2 July to 19 July 2019, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Opening celebration Wednesday July 3, 5:30-7:30pm

This exhibition of paintings in celebration of NAIDOC Week explores seasonal change, encompassing light, mood, texture, movement and colour across the landscape, with the deep sense of connection to country.

Leah Brideson is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people from the Gunnedah region. Leah is a self-taught Contemporary Aboriginal Artist based in Canberra. She 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.

Information at https://www.bcsact.com.au/facility/bcs-gallery/