Art lovers are invited to create contemporary art using cross-stitch techniques with artist Leah Emery as part of her Snog of the Beast art exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Leah is currently exhibiting her photographic exhibition Snog of the Beast inspired by Schlock horror films in Gallery Two at BRAG.
The Snog of the Beast artist workshop will involve creating contemporary art pieces using cross stitch techniques on prepared cross stitch patterns of vintage Halloween masks of female characters.
Leah has also created a manual for beginners and will cater to all ability levels in this workshop.
Leah is an artist based in Brisbane whose practice is concerned with packaging often difficult content in a shell of mirth and whimsy to pursue her storytelling.
Her works serve as a protest to the cultural etiquette of withholding a healthy public access on topics surrounding gender identity, sex and intimacy despite being so quintessential to the human experience, as well as an objection to cultural tendencies to promote and reward an unhealthy manipulated, homogenised body aesthetic.
She has been exhibiting around Australia since 2005 in which time she has amassed multiple solo shows worldwide, been a finalist in the Blake Prize, Contemporary Art Prize, Kennedy Prize Foundation's Choice Award among others, and in a number of group shows as well as being featured in Huffington Post, and Juxtapoz.
Sci-fi film night with Snog of the Beast artist
On Friday night there will be an opportunity for the community to enjoy a private viewing of the Snog of the Beast exhibition with Leah which features mock up posters of retro Sci Fi movies with a feminist twist.
Before kicking back in Gallery Park with the full moon screening of the original HG Wells, The War of the Worlds movie. Bring your own picnic, rugs and pillow.
The cross-stitch workshop is for people 16 years and older and will be held at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Gallery Two on Saturday, 11 January from 9am to 3pm. Cost is $45 per person and includes all materials, BYO lunch.
The Snog of the Beast exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery will finish on Sunday, 12 January.