DREAMSCAPES: Broome to Brisbane

A Solo Exhibition by Sean Leahy

7 November - 17 November 2018

Veteran Courier-Mail political cartoonist Sean Leahy has traded the pencil for the paintbrush for the DREAMSCAPES, Broome to Brisbane exhibition in November.

The exhibition will feature an eclectic collection of paintings and mixed digital media exploring themes from Celtic Mythology and spirituality to politics, poetry and Indigenous issues inspired by Leahy’s life. It features motifs from his childhood, his insights covering politics for over 40 years, as well as his personal journey.

The DREAMSCAPES, Broome to Brisbane exhibition marks Leahy’s painting debut after 42 years as a political cartoonist for publications such as The Courier-Mail, the Australian edition of Time magazine, The Australian, The Bulletin magazine and The West Australian.

The exhibition will open at Aspire Gallery, 53 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington on Wednesday 7 November, and will run until Saturday 17 November. Admission is free and will be open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10:30am - 4:30pm.

Every painting will be available for purchase.

About Sean Leahy

Sean Leahy is the political cartoonist for The Courier-Mail in Brisbane and co-creator of the Beyond the Black Stump comic strip. He began his cartooning career while still at high school and soon became the youngest metropolitan daily political cartoonist in Australia. In 1984, after seven years on The West Australian he joined The Daily Sun and The Courier-Mail in Brisbane. From 1993 to 2004 he was a regular cartoonist for the Australian edition of Time magazine. In 2000 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study animation techniques in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. His cartoons continue to appear in over 150 publications internationally including such papers as The Times of London. His cartoons are also included in private collections ranging from Steven Spielberg to the Vatican.

Preview of Works

Cast Off On A Hot Tin Reef
  • Acrylic & Oil Pastels
Gate 2
  • Acrylic & Oil Pastels
Flame Tree
  • Acrylic & Oil Pastels

About Aspire

Aspire Gallery builds and develops emerging and semi-professional artists into full-time professional artists.

We aim to draw attention to collectible, unattainable art just before it booms.



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