About

Leigh Lynam is an emerging artist based in Meanjin / Brisbane.  Her practice expands from traditional foundations of drawing and painting into contemporary, multi-disciplinary art practice. Leigh questions historical conventions of landscape art to invigorate ongoing conversation surrounding relatedness and connection. Intuitive interwoven layers of gestural mark-making combined with painterly and tactile methods are explored to create her immersive works and installations. Contemplative processes evoke emotive responses to personal interactions with the landscape. Leigh continually evaluates her sense of self as a nurturer in a complex relationship with nature and place.

​Currently Leigh is undertaking a Master of Visual Arts with Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.  She also encourages community engagement with the arts through her successful tuition studio.

Leigh acknowledges the traditional owners of the unceded lands on which she lives, works and creates.  She has deep respect for First Nations Elders past, present and emerging.  Leigh is thankful to those who have generously shared their thoughts, experiences, stories and knowledge.

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CV

2021

Unravel, solo exhibition, Webb Gallery, QCA Galleries, South Brisbane

2020

Design concept of memorial garden for victims of domestic violence, Coorparoo, supported by Qld Government

Curated various Road 2 Art group and student exhibitions

 

 

2018

​​Unity Multicultural Art Event with Southside Artists Inc (interactive public woven site specific art installation, first time in Australia)

Mural for Camp Hill Bowls Club with Southside Artists Inc

ANON fundraiser exhibition with Southside Artists Inc

2017

Exhibiting & online finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition, Brisbane

Exhibiting finalist Petite Pieces Exhibition, Aspire Gallery Brisbane

Black and White Exhibition, Aspire Gallery Brisbane

2016

Exhibiting & online finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition, Brisbane

Community Mural Project, Bulimba Memorial Park with Southside Artists Inc, supported by Brisbane City Council

 

2015

Bulimba Festival Art Hub – facilitated live art station with Road 2 Art.

2014

Founder and owner of Road 2 Art studio, Holland Park, Brisbane, facilitating classes, workshops and exhibitions with over 65 students attending per week (from age 6 to adults).

Memberships:

Member Flying Arts Alliance

Member NAVA

Association Secretary & Member of Southside Artists Inc (NFP group supporting local fine arts projects & events in the community) - disbanded due to covid19 in 2020.

Education:

2019 to present, Candidate for 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)