7th August - 30th October
Lea Taylor is a Wadandi, Menang, Goreng, Kaniyang and Ballardong Bibbulmun yorga who’s family connections are to the Hill, Pickett and Maher/Williams families.
Lea’s art influence came from her mother, starting at a young age, seeing her mother paint, write, sew and play music.
In her early adult years Lea dabbled in a variety of art practices, never really finding her true fit until she reached her 50’s. At that time she revisited art as a way to calm her mind and heal. She started painting but soon discovered that her true passion and talent lay elsewhere. When Lea started Coiling (weaving) and making Booka (kangaroo skin cloaks) her art practice bloomed. Lea has works in major collections including the Janet Holmes a Court Collection, City of Joondalup and Stirling Collections just to name a few.
As a self-taught weaver and cultural artist Lea has freely explored technique and style through the use of traditional and contemporary materials along with the use of found objects such as bones, quills and feathers to create a niche space for her art practice.
Lea is inspired by nature and strongly believes that her ancestors guide her to create in a culturally respectful way; she is creating contemporary Aboriginal art that may become tomorrow’s Cultural Artefacts.
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
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