Lila Meleisea

nipaluna/Hobart, TAS

Lila Meleisea is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work has seen her co-collaborate immersive works for gallery spaces, and perform on saxophone, kora, Greenwood musical leather sculptures and percussion on a myriad of occasions in diverse and broad global stages and environments. Her Samoan ancestry, love for the natural world, background in education and healing practice continue to influence her work as artist.  Her deepening concern around climate justice and global mental health/ wellbeing issues now moves her in a direction to create works that are immersive and transformative with the main intention being to heal, inspire, educate and activate positive change. First Nations and indigenous knowledge, skills and wisdom, meditation practices and the use of sound and light for healing continue to inform Meleisea’s practice.

I sit with contradictions in identity and belonging which has been an ongoing presence throughout life. As an emerging inter disciplinary artist I’m now invested in finding ways to express and communicate this. And through the journey also come to a deeper understanding of myself and my relationship to the world” – Lila Mileisea

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.