Owen Leong is a contemporary artist working with sculpture, photography, video and performance. He uses personal mythologies to explore systems of power, culture and representation. His artworks employ forces of creation and destruction to investigate the cyclical nature of order and chaos, and to reflect more universal aspects of human nature.
Leong’s work has been exhibited widely in Australia and internationally including the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; Monash Gallery of Art; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Singapore Art Museum; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen; and the National Museum of Poznan, Poland. His work is held in the public collections of the Australia Council for the Arts, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Gallery, Murray Art Museum Albury, Newcastle Art Gallery, University of Salford Art Collection UK, and private collections in Australia and internationally.
Reina Brigette Takeuchi
Reina Brigette Takeuchi is a Japanese Australian artist-researcher, curator and dance maker interested in cross-cultural exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration. Influenced by her experiences living peripatetically across East and Southeast Asia during her youth, Takeuchi uses an auto-ethnographic approach to her art/performance processes.
Reina has exhibited internationally and has performed for Ars Electronica Festival, SomoS Arts Berlin, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Late program. Her writing has been featured in Delving into Dance, 4A Papers and Kill Your Darlings; and was awarded the 2022 Woollahra Digital Literary Prize in Non-fiction. She is currently a PhD candidate at QUT, focusing on Asian Australian performance for her research project Countermoves of the Transcultural.
Donita currently works as Program Producer- Pacific at the Museum of Applied Arts And Sciences (MAAS). The proud daughter of English and Fijian migrants and a champion for arts and creativity in her community, Donita has undertaken cultural engagement and producer projects with Penrith City Council and Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Donita has previously lead the ERA YALOVATA NA MARAMA program for The Veiqia Project; a ground-breaking international collaborative whose Western Sydney work connects Fijian women of all ages with contemporary female artists, rich cultural knowledge, and the reclaimed awareness of traditional Fijian female tattooing. Donita is an active member of the Pasifika community, previously sitting on the boards of both the NSW Council for Pacific Communities and the Fiji Youth Initiative (FYI).