Aleshia is a proud Wiradjuri woman based Mudgee in Central Western NSW.
As the Aboriginal Arts Development Officer for Arts OutWest she sees the Arts not only a vehicle for intergenerational cultural transmission but also as a tool which allows the audience to view the world through a First Nations lens.
Aleshia is responsible for advocating and supporting Aboriginal Artists and Communities across the region, providing advice and assistance and supporting skill development opportunities. She also curates the Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery at Hartley which is a gallery for contemporary Aboriginal Arts from across the region.
With over 20 years experience in the Arts and Culture sector Aleshia is actively engaged in various Aboriginal, Environmental and Arts Organisations across the state. Aleshia has experience in a number of roles including as an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Officer and has been employed in her role at Arts OutWest since 2011.
Aleshia’s own art practice has a strong grounding in Culture and Country her works are influenced by the past, present and future experiences of First Nations Peoples with a particular focus on social, cultural, political and environmental issues.
Aleshia is an alumnus of the National Gallery of Australia’s Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program and a participant in the Australia Council’s Custodianship Program.