Arlea Ashcroft is a self-taught multimedia creative dynamo and woman-about-town, who crosses the creative platforms as a filmmaker, performer and visual artist. She has received local, national and international exposure through publication, broadcast and public presentation. Ashcroft’s work is deliberately off-putting, antagonistic and challenges the usual dynamic of western art under the female gaze. Her film SNAPPERDOODLE was screened at Prairie Scene in the National Arts Center, Ottawa in April 2011. Arlea is also known as the guitar player for the now defunct chick punk band SHRIMP.