Heidi Lefebvre completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in Printmedia and Drawing and was awarded the university medal. Now based in Canberra, she lived for several years in regional NSW and learnt the value of art promoting well-being in regional communities. Through screen printing, drawing and costume making, Lefebvre's practice explores themes of performance and artist as historian. Her textile works and costumes investigate the potential for activating a drawing. The cross referencing of imagery, process and material creates an intensity where the experience of making the work is acknowledged at the same moment as artist is placed in the position of performer. Reworking materials invests Lefebvre's final displays with simultaneous histories: the history of the materials and the making of the object as well as an awareness of the historical context of the explored themes and the artist who made them.
Heidi Lefebvre, Blood Alley Debris, James Dean I of III (detail), 2017, pencil on paper, 100 x 120 cm