Leoni Duff

Considering My Landscape, 2016

oil on canvas

152 x 122cm

From the artist

This work explores the relationship between gender politics, the domestic scene, my life as a woman and a painter, and the allegorical nature of light on my landscape, discussing the ancient themes of worlds within worlds. As a woman, the landscape I have inhabited can seem narrow and boundaried – an ugly vision of confinement and containment, a room full of yearning discontent, a door into the internal landscape of lust and the chaos of desire.

Judges Comments

This is a painting about life lived as many of us, do or as we have experienced it – as citizens of the western world living in meagre boring space enacting the chores of life and engaging a parallel interior space of desire. The entrapment in the interior is not just of the moment, but of a life that is being lived. 

Artist background

Has exhibited in her studio / gallery in Launceston since 2008. Winner of the Glover People's Choice Award 2004 & 2013; and America's Pastel 100, 2014. Highly commended inWaterhouse Natural History Prize 2012 and Glover Prize 2016. Glover finalist 2004, 2012 & 2013. Highly commended in Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australia 2012. Work held in collection of Queen Victoria Musuem and Art Gallery.

Represented by Gallery Pejean, Launceston