In the remote little town of Captain’s Flat in Southern New South Wales lives Leslie McIntyre: artist, ComCar driver and the owner of her art space: Vivi Muchmore Gallery.
With a lifelong passion for colour, vivaciousness and art, Leslie has lived her life to the full. Her paintings have been featured in national and international exhibitions; she has picked up a few awards along the way as well.
Settling down in Captain’s Flat back in the early part of the century, Leslie had started her own gallery, Vivi Muchmore. In her own words, it offered the weary visitor an orgasm for the eyes. Everything from life-sized portraits to exotic sculptures to recycled junk turned to beauty adorned her artscape.
Then one night in 2010 her life was turned upside down as the flood came without warning. Everything she knew as her own was destroyed and she ended up living on the street in her van and in friends’ places for five weeks. When the waters receded, Leslie found her beloved gallery under grey sludgy mud and much of her abode unliveable.
Much has happened since then. With a characteristic mode of looking straight back at life, she had recovered her gallery from underneath chaos and destruction and gave it back its previous glory. Every single day had seen her taking one more step towards the recovery as she made it ready for the relaunch.
This is the story of that day
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?