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DIAZEPAM FOR THE MASSES


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Highly awarded Western Australian artist, Gary Leathendale, showcases his talent and love for the water and its calmative effect in this sublime exhibition of oil paintings.

“Water crosses all boundaries of race, creed and sexuality. In a stress filled society, water and its movement acts as a natures sedative to the fast-paced modern world of today.”

Gary Leathendale.

Gary Leathendale was awarded the centenary medal from the Prime minister for his contribution to the arts. Gary is a multi-award winning artist whose career spans though three decades with works held in many private and public collections throughout the world.

This exhibition is about awareness in the form of water and its calmative effect. It crosses all boundaries of race, creed and sexuality. In a stressed filled society, water and its movement acts as a sedative to the face paced modern world of today, Valium for the masses. A recent study by the University of Exeter showed that all it takes is two hours a week in Nature to have an effect on our health and wellbeing. I do not believe in being stylised in my approach and every journey I take will have a different outcome depending on my initial vision.

This series of works is about change, our change. The minor things we do can have a big impact on our stressed oceans. Single use plastics are one of the largest environmental factors affecting the ocean’s and reefs. Plastics were first invented in 1869 as a $10000.00 USD prize for anyone who could come up with a substitute for Ivory. Its beginnings were good in its intention, however one plastic drinking bottle takes 450 -1000 years to decompose, meaning the first plastics invented are still around today and will be for a long time to come ‘

Part of the proceeds of this exhibition will be going to help save the reefs.

Earlier Event: 17 September
TECH-XIETY
Later Event: 5 November
QUIETUDE OF THE FLOWER