Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree, University of Newcastle, 2012.
Leasha has achieved numerous successes since graduating from university; successfully hanging several solo exhibitions, participating in many group exhibitions and art prizes throughout NSW and being the recipient of a range of awards including the Central Coast Australia Day Awards 2018.
Leasha is an extremely talented and diverse artist, she is an accomplished abstract and figurative sculptor, proficiently working in many mediums and techniques. Resulting in stunningly resolved sculptures that are unique and innovative.
Leasha’s abstract work is very organic inspired by the human form and nature, in particular the ocean, it’s beauty of form, movement and sense of freedom it represents. Her portraits and figurative sculptures are exceptionally emotive, this powerful emotive content, aesthetic flowing forms and sense of movement are prominent characteristics found on all of Leasha’s work.
Leasha is an exhibiting member of the Australian Sculpture Society and ASMA, her work graces the homes and gardens of private collectors and public sites throughout Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore. In 2019, Leasha unveiled two public artworks – Brothers in Arms; a monumental bronze sculpture on the Terrigal Beach foreshore and the Eternal Flame – a highly polished stainless steel flame enhanced by lighting at the Toukley RSL Cenotaph.
“Art is a powerful form of communication that has no boundaries, a universal language available for all to appreciate and enjoy. I consider my role as a contemporary artist is to engage the audience through my work, opening a visual communication to inspire social change, personal growth and an understanding of our individual perspectives”.
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Awards & Achievements
2012, 2013-2015, 2016 Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery – Finalist
2012-2014 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi Valley – Finalist
2012-2014-2016 Sculpture on the Greens, Kooindah Waters, Wyong – Finalist
2015, 2019 Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Hunters Hill – Finalist
2015-2018 Australian Spirit Exhibitions, 2018 touring regional NSW and the ACT
2020 Sculpture in the Goal, online exhibition – Finalist
2009 Mistletoe Sculpture Award – Runner up
2013 Co-founder Art Studios Cooperative
2014 Sculpture on the Greens – recipient of the Max Callaghan Prize
2015-2018 Australian Spirit – Project Manager/Event Coordinator
2018 Central Coast Australia Day Awards – recipient Community Service & Activity Award
2018 Australian Spirit Commemorative Book – Editor/Publisher
2019 Gosford Rotary Club – recipient Pride of Workmanship