Ashleigh is a proud Kokatha woman who is passionate about contemporary Aboriginal art who has lived in the Goowla and Victor Harbor region her whole life. She is a painter and make-up artist who loves regional communities and everything glitter.
Ashleigh is a proud Kokatha woman who is passionate about contemporary Aboriginal art. She is a painter and make-up artist who loves everything glitter. After discovering her love for art shortly following her 2015 graduation from high school, Ashleigh has become interested in the idea of forming a ‘mural crew’ who travel from town to town, spreading colourful joy through rural communities.
“I have always believed that the best way to show communities that young people aren’t ‘the problem’ or aren’t ‘troublemakers’ is to show them making a difference IN the community, for everyone, whether this is in the form of a youth advisory committee or a mural crew.”
Ashleigh is part of Art Squad, a partnership between Country Arts SA and Carclew that has been created for nine people between the ages of 18-23 who have an interest in the arts and want to make creative projects come to life in their local community, subsequently building a career for themselves there. She aspires to bring joy back to the communities that raised her, through her mural and other art works.