‘Where the Dry Leaves Fall has been skillfully crafted by Leah Bartholomew with patience, warmth and simplicity. Her clean and bold, yet delicate artwork uses giclee prints, potato stamps, wooden sculptures, watercolours and tissue collages that dig up memories of carefree days, child crafts, birthday cards you wished you’d kept and your favourite story books.
You will be taken to a place where it’s just before harvest time and dry wheat leaves stream like ribbons in the wind. There is a whole world hidden in the corn fields - a world of innocence and nostalgia, early nights and vast dreams. The children you will meet have skin like honey and feathers in their hair, they play under an endless sky, singing songs about summer and freedom, and don’t spare a second for thoughts of growing up.
Leah has put together an impressive show of 2D and 3D works that are guaranteed to delight young and old.'
‘Leah Bartholomew, originally from Tweed Heads in NSW, studied Fine Arts at Queensland College of Arts and Southern Cross University followed by Graphic Arts at RMIT University and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria.
Since completion of her studies, Bartholomew has gained respect from her work throughout Australia and overseas, contributing artwork for clothing and home ware lines including Princess Tina, Tiny Mammoth, Blank, Built By Wendy (New York), Beams(Tokyo), Gorman, Insight, Genki, Mambo and Element Skateboards. Her artwork in recent years has become greatly sought out for, leading to major publishing house Allen & Unwin Australia requesting and using her work.
Since 2006, Leah Bartholomew has been the assistant to well-known and well-loved artist and designer Beci Orpin.
Leah Bartholomew has previously participated in group shows in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Melbourne, and has continued on to produce astounding and delightful pieces for her first solo exhibition at Gorker Gallery.'
395 Gore Street, Fitzroy
Opening Night - Thursday 30 October, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition - Thursday 30 October to Sunday 16 November 2008
Open - Wednesday - Friday 3pm - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 7pm
Cost - This is a free event