Leonie Gill and Gabrielle Soulsby: Matter and Spirit

Materials constitute the basis of art making, influencing both form and content. Leonie Gill and Gabrielle Soulsby communicate the unknown and incalculable that reside within substances – utilising the characteristics of colour, texture, surface and chemistry to explore what the medium evokes emotionally and spiritually.

Gill combines wax, cement and plaster, often incorporating various metal, or organic objects into abstract and ambiguous shapes that assert, or suggest, the non-physical. While Soulsby’s works on paper consider metaphysical aspects through mark-making based on the human figure.

Leonie Gill, Other, 2017, wood, wax and oil, 60 x 40 x 10cm. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre, Australian Capital Territory

Gabrielle Soulsby, Visible, 2017, ink on paper. Courtesy the artist and Belconnen Arts Centre, Australian Capital Territory

Belconnen Arts Centre
Until 27 May, 2018
Australian Capital Territory