Gallery 1: Lee Darroch

LEE DARROCH  Waribruk  (makers' mark) recent pastels 
Exhibition runs:18 April -31 May
Lee Darroch's vibrant and bold imagery is guided and directly influenced by the old people who have gone before and her elders today. Lee hopes to leave behind a rich legacy for her children and others to follow, so that the Dreaming will continue in an unbroken line.

Lee’s arts practice is informed by a strong philosophy of recreating and revitalising traditional arts practices. A proud Yorta Yorta, Mutti Mutti and Trawlwoolway Aboriginal woman, she is committed to teaching the next generation about Aboriginal art and culture. Lee has exhibited widely across Australia and internationally in New Zealand, Greece, Japan and American Samoa. Her artwork can be found in many of the major public collections including National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Aboriginal Affairs Victoria & Koorie Heritage Trust. Lee's most visible work can be found at the 'Birrarung Wilam' as part of a series of installations to form the Aboriginal park at the rear of Federation Square.
ABC Gippsland interview with Catherine McAloon