World Premiere

Traces of cherry

Visual Arts and Design / Mixed Media
VIC
Scaled cricket ball 036bb copy
In this timely exhibition of new work, Mildura-based artist Heather Lee visually probes beyond the superficialities of the humble, but often revered, cricket ball and pays tribute to the Aboriginal cricketers who made up the first Australian team to tour England in 1868.
Since 2007, the conceptual basis of Lee's creative practice has been strongly influenced by her research into sports' sociology and the way Australia's historical foundations have permeated through to the present time. Inspired by the experiences of Australia's Aboriginal cricket team in the mid-nineteenth century, Lee's work incorporates concepts that intersect local history, Indigenous history, personal narrative and sport.

Presented by:
Heather Lee

Visual artist Heather Lee works across various media including printmaking, sculpture, photomedia and encaustic.
Lee’s solo exhibitions have included ‘Ovah!’, 2008; ‘Some of it was cricket’, 2009; and ‘Made in England’, 2012 at Wallflower Photomedia Gallery.
In 2015, Lee’s sculptural installation ‘Cow corner: sacred and profane’, (Felt, self-adhesive coloured paper, plastic toy cow, gold leaf) was included in the group exhibition curated by Kate Cotching titled ‘Out of the cube’. Lee has previously been shortlisted for National Print Awards and has participated in several group and collaborative exhibition projects including Mildura Palimpsest events.
Lee holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts (Interpretive Writing) and works full-time as a curator.

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The Lab

The Queen's Theatre is a building of historic importance in Playhouse Lane, Adelaide. It is the oldest intact theatre in mainland Australia

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Free

Duration

120 min

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: G