Brooke Leigh is a Sydney born artist whose practice––for the past six years––has been dedicated to exploring the relationship between drawing and performance.

“Drawing, through its qualities of fluidity and immediacy, is a process that is always in stages of becoming. I explore how this performative aspect of drawing can become a cathartic experience.

During the drawing process I challenge my bodily limitations––by way of repetition and duration––in order to encounter intense physical, psychological and emotional states. This encounter enables the discharge of repressed emotions and internalised suffering.

The material traces made by my body in motion gives voice to the pain.

This is an empowering and vulnerable act.”