Amelia McLeish is an emerging interdisciplinary artist whose practice investigates the function of the art institution, the development of art-based communities and we perceive space. These concerns are examined through the use of sculpture, installation, sound and participation. McLeish examines the function of art museums and the commercial space to reveal how these spaces fail and succeed in representing our local culture. Amelia utilises humour in conjunction with participation to develop a deeper audience engagement in her work. Her participatory work often subverts the commercialisation of art by providing the spectator/participant a piece of art free of charge, through these actions Amelia aims to develop strong communal ties between spectators.
Her sound art aims to entrench the viewer in noise in order to create a heightened awareness of the sounds which make up a space and may of become accustomed to, renewing the space for the listener. Her work often utilises field recordings of the inner city and samples of popular media.
Amelia is currently researching a Master of Philosophy at Queensland University of Technology where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Distinction) in 2019. She is a co-director of Nextdoor ARI and an ARI organiser of Wreckers Artspace. Amelia has been included in both online and offline exhibitions with OuterSpace ARI, Boxcopy and the Walls.
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