A driven and devoted business woman, Alesha established The Artery in 2005 following her passion for Aboriginal art. She has always felt - “you only get one life so you might as well enjoy what you do”.
Alesha has built the reputation of The Artery off the back of her genuine interest and great appreciation for Indigenous Australian art and culture. Her main priority has always been to create a space that has the function of a gallery, yet the heart of the outback where the artworks originate from.
With a background as the Head of Design for Parker Furniture in the 1990s and a buyer at Freedom Furniture for 6 years leading up to opening the gallery, Alesha's broad experience, depth of knowledge and artistic integrity has influenced the success of The Artery.
Leah became part of The Artery team in 2011, bringing with her highly developed gallery administration skills and keen eye for detail.
Leah studied at the University of Sydney and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts, followed by a Masters in Museum Studies from Macquarie University, and her teacher's degree from Charles Sturt University. She has a learnt a great deal about our Indigenous culture since joining our team and loves to chat. Leah's growing appreciation and passion for Aboriginal art is evident.
Leah has an eye for detail and works tirelessly to keep our gallery space an exciting and interesting place for people to visit. She is also integral to keeping the online gallery looking and functioning at it's full capacity.
Chrissie has gained both a Bachelor of Art Theory and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in History) at the University of NSW. During her studies Chrissie took several subjects in Australian Aboriginal art and culture which piqued her interest and commenced her journey into the world of Australian indigenous art. During her studies she worked on Jonathan Jones’ Project 32 art installation, communicating his culture and art marking practices to the audience during this exhibition.
Chrissie is now utilising her skills and knowledge to connect people to the stories and culture behind the artworks we sell.