About

Leigh is an emerging artist from Brisbane, Australia.  Leigh's practice involves extended periods of process led making which lead to giving in to sensation and feeling over representation. Her work merges drawing, painting, sculpture and installations.

Leigh's current research explores playful notions of dancing with the light, investigating spatial interactions with the work outside the work.  In a world of political unrest, environmental emergency, inequality, and disconnection, she is inspired to create opportunities for stimulating feelings through experience activating chances for a better understanding of space, place and being.

She is currently undertaking her candidature for Masters of Visual Arts at QCA Griffith University.  Leigh also shares art experience through her successful tuition studio and is actively involved in community projects that enliven urban spaces encouraging awareness and engagement.

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2019

Curated Road 2 Art Annual Exhibition - exhibiting my artwork alongside students

Commenced post graduate studies at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2018

Unity Multicultural Art Event - interactive woven art installation first time in Australia

Unity Event art display - exhibitor

Community Murals for Camp Hill Bowls Club with Southside Artists Inc

ANON fundraiser exhibition

Artwork exhibited and auctioned for Scarlett May Foundation Charity Event

Curated Road 2 Art Annual Exhibition - exhibiting my artwork alongside students

2017

Exhibiting & online finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition, Brisbane

Exhibiting finalist Petite Pieces Exhibition, Aspire Gallery Brisbane

Black and White Exhibition, Aspire Gallery Brisbane

Art Coordinator - Community Australia Day Event in Holland Park

Project Manager – Celebrate Community Photo Competition Greenslopes

Artwork exhibited and auctioned for Scarlett May Foundation Charity Event

Curated display and exhibited at 125th celebrations for Coorparoo School of Arts

Community art & finalist for Urban Smart Projects in Holland Park, Bulimba & Wynnum

Community Pole Project, Bulimba Memorial Park (public painting project)

Exhibiting & sales at Southside Art Market April / December

Curated Road 2 Art Annual Exhibition - exhibiting my artwork alongside students

2016

Exhibiting & online finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition, Brisbane

Community Pole Project, Bulimba Memorial Park (public painting project)

Art Coordinator of Live Art Station/Display, Community Australia Day Event Holland Park

Curated Road 2 Art Annual Exhibition - exhibiting my artwork alongside students

Exhibiting & sales at Southside Art Market April / December

Community art and finalist fuor Urban Smart Projects in Holland Park & Greenslopes

2015

Bulimba Festival Art Hub – providing art activity and live artwork station

Live Art Hub - Community events Greenslopes over 6 week period

Curated Road 2 Art Annual Exhibition- exhibiting my artwork alongside students

2014

Founded Road 2 Art Brisbane – creative hub offering studio styled art workshops and classes for children, teens & adults

Artwork for Holland Park State School graduation including branding & invitation design, large scale exterior mural and an interior painting

1999 – 2013

Sole exhibitor for ongoing exhibition at Theodores Bar, Brisbane CBD

Churchie Emerging Art exhibition

Community Mural design concept and painting working with Yr5&6 students of an 80sqm Holland Park State School Brisbane

Extensive travel overseas and within Australia

1998

Graduate Exhibition - Arts Academy Brisbane - 9 artworks

Memberships and Affiliations:

​Association Secretary & Member of Southside Artists Inc (NFP group supporting local fine arts projects & events in the community)

Member Flying Arts Alliance

Member NAVA

Education:

2019 to present, Master of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art (Griffith University), Brisbane

1997-1998, Arts Academy Brisbane, Fine Arts studies majoring in drawing & advanced studio practice (Honours)