Naturally Yours is an exhibition addressing environmental issues by early career researchers at the Australian National University School of Art & Design. Changes to the natural environment and speculation on its possible demise are conspicuous in investigations by contemporary artists. The exhibition is intended to reinforce how art offers an opportunity to explore complex questions in imaginative and accessible ways. It will reiterate that artists are instigators, thinking about problems and issues relevant to many of us.

Artists include: Antonia Aitken; Vanessa Barbay; Sally Blake; Leah Bullen; Tony Curran; Nicola Dickson; Kirsten Farrell; Cathy Franzi; Steven Holland; Rachel Bowak; Hardy Lohse; Anja Loughhead; Anna Madeleine; Amanda Stuart; CJ Taylor; and Caroline Young.

Reception: 15 June 2017 6:00pm
Duration: Friday, June 16 – Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 17:00
Location: ANU School of Art & Design Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 12.00-5.00PM

Posted: 15 June 2017

94th Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition

Two recent works of Leah’s will be included in the 94th Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition. This annual exhibition is invitational to non-members.The Australian Watercolour Institute is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious watercolour society with a national and international membership comprising eminent national and international artists. This year’s exhibition features works by members such as Wendy Sharpe, George Gittoes, Charlie Sheard, Chris Casali, and David Fairbairn.

Exhibition details: 10 June – 9 July 2017
Venue: Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW
Open: Weds – Sun,10-5pm.

Posted: 15 June 2017

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017

Leah has been shortlisted for the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. The award includes diverse work by artists from across Australia including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, printmaking and video. A full list of the selected finalists can be found at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre website

The exhibition will run from the 19th May – 16 July 2017

Posted: 24 April 2017


Leah will be part of a new group show Sentiment, a co-curated exhibition that explores notions of sentimentality. This show is presented by Sawtooth ARI and The Egg and Dart in association with Ten days on the Island. In Sentiment, sixteen artists, question the value we invest in places, spaces and objects from everyday life. Using a variety of media, the works move between light and dark, fact and fiction, interest and disengagement.

Concerned with ideas of creative and cultural exchange, the curators Aaron Fell-Fracasso of Egg & Dart (NSW), and Patrick Sutczak of Sawtooth ARI (TAS) have produced a contemplative exhibition that crosses cultures to inspire thoughts of presence and departure, memory and experience, change and loss, love and longing.

Venue: Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania
Dates: 17-26 March 2017

Posted: 3 March 2017


As part of Art Month during the Chippendale and Redfern Art At Night, Leah will be part of a group show entitled miniature. It will be presented at Collab at Pine St, a new gallery dedicated to promoting emerging, early and mid career artists. Collab Gallery is situated in Chippendale above the City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre studios.

This inaugural show presents small works by Marine Coutroutsios, Margaret Daszkiewicz, Sinéad Kelly, Manuela Strano, Gunjan Aylawadi, Randal Arvilla, Thea Weiss, Anna Russell, Leah Bullen, Sophie Todd & Laura Jade in a playful re-encounter with the tradition of the ‘miniature’.

All welcome to the opening night & gallery launch party on 1st March, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition runs: 2nd – 26th March 2017
Collab Gallery, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale

Posted: 19 February 2017