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Mimi Leung: Facets


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Mimi Leung, Buraka Som Sistema, 2008

Mimi Leung: Facets

21 Aug 2021 - 14 Nov 2021

“Noticing small everyday things or neglected things remind me life is full of wonder.”

Mimi Leung is most well-known for her brightly coloured, quirky illustrations. Very much a global citizen, having studied in London and lived in Hong Kong, Yuendumu, Alice Springs and Melbourne, her work brings a playful and curious lens to questions of identity, belonging and the meaning of life.

Facets presents a series of works that transform the mundanity of our daily lives into a surreal, imaginative landscape. Visitors will be led into ArtSpace by Mimi’s bold illustrative designs and manic characters, which have taken over the Realm windows and ArtSpace Artwall. 

Inside, you will find a range of illustrations and animations including audience favourites, new work inspired by Ringwood and her series ‘Intricately bejewelled bugs’. An urban inspired, giant colour-in mural wraps around the walls, inviting visitors to embrace their inner artist and become part of this wild, beautiful world. 

Mimi Leung’s multidisciplinary practise encompasses painting, illustration and animation. Her work has been featured on a Melbourne Art Tram, 2016, Slurpee branding for 7-Eleven and recently as part of the Royal Children’s Hospital 150 Anniversary Me and UooUoo Art Trail. Mimi lives in regional Victoria and is represented by the Jacky Winter Group.

Image: Mimi Leung, Buraka Som Sistema, 2008

Gallery Details

ArtSpace at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood VIC 3134
(opposite Ringwood Station)
T: (03) 9800 6430
E: gallery.attendant@maroondah.vic.gov.au
W: artsinmaroondah.com.au

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Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public holidays: 10am - 5pm

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.