Aleisha Lonsdale will develop a site specific installation with an immersive sound installation which reflects on the past present and future presence of First Nations people for the Big Little Histories of Canowindra. From pre-contact to dispossession and the devastating impacts of colonisation through to contemporary cultural revitalisation represented by voices of regional children speaking in Wiradjuri this work celebrates strength, presence and continued connection to culture and country.
Medium: Site specific installation with soundscape
Aleshia is a Wiradjuri woman based in Mudgee, NSW, Aleshia Lonsdale is an artist, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer and an alumnus of the National Gallery of Australia’s Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program.
A multidisciplinary artist, Lonsdale creates works which respond to place, time, cultural values and traditions and contemporary issues of First Nations people today. Aleisha has contributed as a curator and artist with the CORRIDOR project on previous exhibitions including Cool Burn and Star Picket.
September 24 2018 , by Claudia Roosen