Well-known Australian artist, Leon Pericles, will be holding an exhibition, titled, ‘Periclesian Habitats’, at the Collie Art Gallery, 6 October to 12 November 2017.
Born and educated in Western Australia, Leon completed fine art studies at Perth Technical College and Curtin University in Perth during the late 60’s and followed with post graduate studies at the Birmingham Polytech, UK in the early 70’s. Leon Pericles is well published, has won many awards through his career and held numerous solo exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. His work is held in all Australian state galleries, the National Gallery and private collections around the world. In 1989 the Western Australian State Art Gallery honored him with a retrospective exhibition of his prints entitled ‘20 years of Printmaking’.
Leon creates fictitious environments based on a remote country town. Many of his works have some wit, whimsy and social comment around his mythical town of Widjimorphup. Several works are about or around the theme of life and happenings in rural habitats.