Stellar Leuna – Magnolia Falls

Stellar Leuna is an exhibiting artist, freelance illustrator and musician who was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong and raised in Sydney, Australia. She has always been fascinated by what it means to 'belong', so unsurprisingly, coming-of-age themes are frequently visited subject matter in her work. Teenage girls, witches and demons all seem to live happily and harmoniously in a surreal black-and-white dystopia where the sun never rises. It is through a subtle dark humour that Stellar is able to illustrate her feelings on heavy subject matter such as alienation, rejection, romance, death and the afterlife. 

MAGNOLIA FALLS consists of 6 large-scale ink illustrations that work together like an anthology series, where supernatural occurrences take place in a town called Magnolia Falls. The inspiration for the setting came from Stellar's experience of the pandemic: feeling helpless to the machinations of the world around her.

Read our interview with Stellar to learn more about her art practice.

Artworks will appear below from 7:00am on Friday, 8 October.