Kuweni Dimuthu Dias Mendis is a Sri Lankan Australian contemporary Landscape response artist. She makes marks that speak to the primal, primitive and primordial being summoning the power that’s within the body. A finalist at the Queensland Regional Arts award and her work will be touring Queensland in 2020 and 2021. Kuweni’s cherished childhood memories are of the rural landscape of Bibile. The simplicity of the rural village life was quite fascinating for her and since been longing for simpler things in life that’s slow, sacred, wild, imperfect, raw and primitive. She enjoyed barefoot walking on paddy fields, swimming in the river, foraging fresh ingredients, cooking in clay pots on a simple wood fired hearth, chasing water ways, immersing in pilgrimages, rituals and holding ceremonies to deities of the forest. Her heritage, upbringing and village life of rural Sri Lanka has inspired her to live her life unapologetically, to understand the power of meaningful relationships by allowing herself to be real, vulnerable and be seen in her innate nature.
Exhibiting at: The Main Pavilion, Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah