Vice Chancellor's Creative Research Fellowship

Leah has been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Creative Research Fellowship at The Australian National University. She will be collaborating with Professor Stephen Eggins from the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) in Marine Science. Throughout the fellowship she will be working with researchers that use virtual natural environments to extrapolate marine, meteorological and climate science data and will produce creative responses to this research.

Posted: 6 July 2021

Winner of The Pring Memorial Prize 2021

Leah has been awarded the John and Elizabeth Newnham Pring Memorial Prize as part of the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Commonly known as the Pring Prize, the prize may be awarded to the best watercolour by a woman artist. It was established following a bequest by Bessie Pring – herself a watercolourist, who died in 1965 – in honour of her parents. It was first awarded in 1966. Leah’s winning work Arid garden, Wollongong, can be viewed on the AGNSW website

Posted: 15 June 2021

2021 Wynne Prize Finalist

Leah is a finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture. The prize winner will be announced on Friday 4th June, along with the winners of the Archibald and Sulman Prizes. The exhibition runs 5 June to 26 September 2021. You can view the finalists entries at the AGNSW website

Posted: 2 June 2021

Winner 2021 Stanthorpe Art Prize

Leah has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Stanthorpe Art Prize. After a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Stanthorpe Art Prize winners were announced at a gala opening on Friday 19 February, opened by Philip Bacon AM.

Leah won first prize with her hybrid watercolour Memoryscape (Garden with sunflowers and pencil pines). She was awarded Best in Show as well as the 2D Painting/Drawing category.

Posted: 25 February 2021

Muswellbrook Art Prize

Leah has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Muswellbrook Art Prize. Finalists of the 2020 Muswellbrook Art Prize will compete for a total prize pool of $71,000, with 31 works selected for the $50,000 Painting Prize, 15 works for the $10,000 Works on Paper Prize and 15 works for the $10,000 Ceramics Prize. Winners of the Muswellbrook Art Prize will be announced at the opening night event, 6pm Saturday 14th March 2020. A $1,000 People’s Choice Prize will also be voted for during the course of the exhibition.

Posted: 24 February 2020