r e a was born in 1962 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, into the Gamilaraay/Wailwan people and currently lives in Sydney. Her qualifications include: BA, Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney; MA (Visual Arts), Australian National University, Canberra; MSc, Digital Imaging and Design, (CADA), New York University, New York. In 2004 she received a Fulbright Scholarship for research and development in creative technologies and she recently received a New Media Arts Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts. r e a 's work is held in the collections of the Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia, among others. Active as a curator and artist, r e a has participated in numerous group exhibitions, residencies and conferences both in Australia and Internationally. She is currently developing a solo touring exhibition in partnership with dLux media arts, Sydney.
gins_leap/dubb_speak maps the lives of four Indigenous women who were born and bred in Coonabarabran. In an installation that tracks land, language and identity within the ancestral ranges of the Warrumbungle mountains, the viewer is enticed to experience the spiritual and emotional connections that these women feel towards their once traditional 'home_lands'.
Sound designer: Lea Collins
Co-editor: Pete Oldem
Creative consultant/coordinator: Gail Kelly
The installation gins_leap/dubb_speak was originally programmed, designed and technically realised by Stephen Jones.
This work was created with the support from the NSW Ministry of the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.