Leila Jeffreys is an acclaimed Australian contemporary artist. She is best known for visceral and mysterious images of birds that explore and subvert the traditions of portraiture. Her avian subjects are photographed at human scale with a startling attention to colour, line, form and composition.
Leila collaborates with conservationists, ornithologists and sanctuaries around the world to find her subjects before forging an intimate relationship with the birds that she photographs in her studio. Through Jeffreys’ gaze, seemingly minor details such as the shape of a cockatoo’s beak, the rise and fall of a budgerigar’s plumage and the curious expression that flits across the face of a hawk are freighted with meaning.
Leila has exhibited in galleries around the globe, most recently and most ambitiously being her solo show ‘High Society’ which was exhibited in the Olsen Gallery in Sydney and Olsen Gruin in New York. In addition to her exhibitions Leila has published an award winning book ‘Birdland’ and has featured in many publications including The Guardian, Vogue, Australia Geographic, Harpers Bazaar and many more.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Leila as a Seminar host to talk through her career as an artist and how working with Phase One has supported her in bringing to life her creative visions.
We invite you to join us in this interactive seminar where Leila will be answering any questions you may have.
Date and time for the webinar session:
14th July 2020 from 5:30PM - 7:00PM AEST | View local time