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Collection: Leah Newman

Leah Newman, born in 1975, is an emerging Adelaide artist. Leah attends Adelaide Central School of Art, graduating in 2021. Leah has exhibited both in Adelaide and interstate and has been a finalist in a number of awards including The Blake Prize.

Leah’s work explores her family’s botanical heritage. Now, isolated from the beauty in which she grew, Leah marvels at the wonder that was once there, juxtaposed against what our world faces now; our contemporary human condition and our dislocation from nature. This theme informs Leah’s work, through subtle metaphors and narratives, utilising botanical and figurative elements.

Primarily Leah works with oil paint on a variety of supports. Leah will also enlist found human-made and natural objects and work sculpturally if needed. Leah is committed to working with pure, non-toxic materials to eliminate harm at all levels.

SELECTED ART PRIZES AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021  Tatiara Art Prize, Walkway Gallery, Bordertown – finalist

Kennedy Art Prize, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide – finalist

 Collective Haunt Inc, Norwood – Solo exhibition

 

2020  Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum - finalist

10th Prospect Portrait Prize, Newmarch Gallery, Prospect – finalist

Kangaroo Island Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal Fund, Collective Haunt, Norwood

 

2019  SALA, Down the Garden Path, Cornerstone College, Adelaide

 

2018  Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney - finalist

Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tuck Gallery, Townsville - finalist

Royal Society of Art South Australia, Portrait Prize, Adelaide - merit award

SA Art Collective, BLOOM, SA Art Collective, Adelaide

Contemporary Art Awards, online - finalist

Emma Hack Art Prize, Burnside Village, Adelaide – finalist

SA Art Collective, Urban v Nature, SA Art Collective, Adelaide

9th Prospect Portrait Prize, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide – finalist

Royal Society of Art South Australia, Solar Art Prize, Adelaide – finalist

 

2017  Kennedy Art Prize, Fisher Jeffries, Adelaide - finalist

Emma Hack Art Prize, Burnside Village, Adelaide – finalist

SALA h.Art, Woven @ the Mill, Lobethal, Adelaide

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