Leila Perry (1868 to 1920) from Ladies of Oz, 2016

Ladies of Oz is a contemporary portraiture project that explores the lives of women from Australian history. This exciting project uses the language of theatre to create fantastical still and moving images that critically engage with the intersection of art history and women’s history.

A dedicated Youtube Channel shares short films about the lives of these interesting women. They are promoted through posters and cards featuring film stills and biographical details. The original storyboard drawings and props are also displayed as part of the series.

This episode focuses on Leila Perry who lived in Brisbane from 1868 to 1920. She was the one of the first residents of Miegunyah House, now home to the Queensland Women's Historical Association. Works from this series were shown at Miegunyah House Museum during 2016 as part of Resonance at the National Heritage Festival.