• Artist
    Kerrie Leishman
  • Title
    Terra Cumulus
  • Date of Production
  • Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
  • Credit Details

Kerrie Leishman: The New Beauty?

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - Sunday, May 13, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mars Gallery
Admission: Free

Kerrie Leishman is inspired by wind turbines in the landscape, addressing the question of how an artist might create landscapes which incorporate these relatively new additions to the Australian countryside.

'For us, the landscape that is etched into our collective memories - the rolling hills and fields - is under challenge by the march of wind turbines which tower like huge columns, their texture and shape so incongruous with the land, claiming the land as their own.

'We  have to share the land with man made structures whether we like it or not, the traditional pumping windmill, concrete silos, transmission lines, and the structures associated with mining and drilling. We have come to accept these objects in the landscape as no doubt future generations will with the wind turbines.'

Kerrie Leishman, who was born in Creswick, near Ballarat, studied Fine Art at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education. In 1987 she was employed as an artist for the Sydney Morning Herald and still holds that position, working from her home in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales. She also paints in oils and exhibits regularly around Australia, her most recent solo exhibition being 'Field of View' in Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne in 2008.