My Oligog

24 April - 25 June

'My Oligog' (Oligodendroglioma) is a body of work created by Wiradjuri artist Leonie McIntosh in response to her journey with brain cancer. The physical works present the rehabilitative process of Leonie re-discovering her dexterity through moulding, weaving and painting post-chemotherapy.

 

Intrinsically the masks symbolise the confrontation between cancer and art, they ask the viewer to question the impact of instantaneous and uncontrollable circumstances on our identity.

 

Leonie McIntosh is a contemporary Aboriginal artist based in the Border region with a creative practice which is founded upon traditional stories handed down from her Grandmother and Elders of the Community. Her most notable work is a large-scale public artwork entitled ‘Wiradjuri Woman’ commissioned as part of the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk. Sculpted out of an old Iron Bark tree stump, 'Wiradjuri Woman' was burnt onto the Possum Skin Cloak for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in 2006.

 

Please join us at burraja gallery for the Opening celebration of our newest exhibition 'My Oligog' by local Aboriginal artist Leonie McIntosh.

 

Exhibition Opening:

WHERE burraja gallery, 44-46 Lincoln Causeway, Gateway Village, Wodonga VIC

WHEN 5:30 - 7:30pm, Wednesday 24 April

COST FREE

Refreshments are available.

 

Following the Exhibition Opening, Leonie McIntosh invites you to an informal fundraising dinner, Yarn and Feed next door at La Maison Restaurant, starting at 7pm. The event is proudly supporting the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund. A panel discussion will be chaired by Julie McCrossin AM, cancer survivor and media personality, and a fundraising painting auction will be held.