Introducing recent BFA graduate
5 – 30 October 2019
Bronte Leighton-Dore is a Sydney based emerging artist. She recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in painting at the National Art School and was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of NSW
The works in ‘Coming and going away’ are about the flux of our experience in the environments we live in.
In life we are constantly navigating between interior and exterior, from domestic spaces to the natural world. As fresh flowers bloom, as we leave the city to be in the serenity of the bush, we bring a part of it back with us. Painting is a perfect medium to express these perceptions because it is innately responsive. Working with gouache on paper I sketch the environments I visit. Hill End, Mystery Bay, the Blue Mountains. It is an untimely joy to connect with people and place. In the studio I use oil on board or canvas. The studio is a space where these experiences come together, overlap and are ultimately integrated. It is my aim to make permanent the perception of being in a place, to see the world and render my response before the impression fades away. Everything is layered but even if these works are not, the experiences that feed them are, and the paintings are raw translations of my observations.