CRAIG, Leasha

 

CREATING INSPIRED SCULPTURE

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, her work denotes validity in both concept and form. 

Leasha’s abstract work is very organic inspired by the human form and nature, the ocean’s beauty of form, movement and sense of freedom it represents as we move through it and sail over it. Her work invites the audience to explore their own emotions and thoughts encouraging the viewer to evolve their own personal definition of the artwork.

Leasha’s portraits and figurative sculptures are exceptionally emotive capturing a likeness in features and the very essence of who they are. The powerful emotive content, aesthetic flowing forms and sense of movement in her work beckons the audience to reach out and connect with the piece.  

Leasha has completed many commissioned artworks throughout her career, given Leasha’s expertise in working with a variety of materials, diversity and high standard of artistic abilities, Leasha can turn any statement, concept into a beautifully resolved artwork.   

 

Artist Statement

“The inspiration or concept is the starting point of all my work, the medium selected, form and emotional response sort is all dictated by the concept, I aspire to create artwork that uplifts and inspires people,  unites communities, commemorates and enriches a space. 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 in an effort to inspire social change, personal growth and an understanding of our individual perspectives”.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY 

2008- 2010  Several group and solo exhibitions Watt Space, Newcastle

2011- 2019  Numerous exhibitions throughout, Central Coast, Newcastle

2012-2013-2015-2016  Gosford Art Prize, Finalist Gosford Regional Gallery

2012-2014 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Finalist, Wollombi Valley

2012-2014-2016 Sculpture on the Greens, Finalist, Kooindah Waters, Wyong

2014-2018 Several group and solo exhibitions, Art Studios Gallery, North Gosford

2015, 2019  Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Finalist, Hunters Hill

2015 – 2018  Australian Spirit Exhibitions, 2018- touring regional NSW and the ACT

2016  Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney

2018  CStudios Art Gallery, Newcastle

2019 –2020 Bay Gallery, Ettalong Beach

2020  Sculpture in the Goal, Finalist, online exhibition

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS/ PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 

Commissioned public artworks: Brothers in Arms bronze sculpture Terrigal foreshore war memorial 2019, Toukley RSL Eternal Flame 2019, MMAD Head Office Gosford, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish The Entrance.

Private collections: Leasha’s work graces the homes and gardens of private collectors and public sites throughout Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore. 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS                                                                                                                            

Finalist of numerous art prizes throughout NSW / Runner up Mistletoe Sculpture Award 2009/ Accomplished Curator 2012-2020/ Co-founder Art Studios Co-operative 2013/ Recipient of the Max Callaghan prize Sculpture on the Greens 2014/ Project Manager, Event Coordinator Australian Spirit 2015 – 2018/ Recipient Central Coast Australia Day Awards 2018 Community Service and Activity Award/ Editor, Publisher Australian Spirit Commemorative book 2018/ Recipient Pride of Workmanship, Gosford Rotary Club, 2019.

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Biography

CREATING INSPIRED SCULPTURE

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, her work denotes validity in both concept and form. 

Leasha’s abstract work is very organic inspired by the human form and nature, the ocean’s beauty of form, movement and sense of freedom it represents as we move through it and sail over it. Her work invites the audience to explore their own emotions and thoughts encouraging the viewer to evolve their own personal definition of the artwork.

Leasha’s portraits and figurative sculptures are exceptionally emotive capturing a likeness in features and the very essence of who they are. The powerful emotive content, aesthetic flowing forms and sense of movement in her work beckons the audience to reach out and connect with the piece.  

Leasha has completed many commissioned artworks throughout her career, given Leasha’s expertise in working with a variety of materials, diversity and high standard of artistic abilities, Leasha can turn any statement, concept into a beautifully resolved artwork.   

 

Artist Statement

“The inspiration or concept is the starting point of all my work, the medium selected, form and emotional response sort is all dictated by the concept, I aspire to create artwork that uplifts and inspires people,  unites communities, commemorates and enriches a space. 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 in an effort to inspire social change, personal growth and an understanding of our individual perspectives”.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY 

2008- 2010  Several group and solo exhibitions Watt Space, Newcastle

2011- 2019  Numerous exhibitions throughout, Central Coast, Newcastle

2012-2013-2015-2016  Gosford Art Prize, Finalist Gosford Regional Gallery

2012-2014 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Finalist, Wollombi Valley

2012-2014-2016 Sculpture on the Greens, Finalist, Kooindah Waters, Wyong

2014-2018 Several group and solo exhibitions, Art Studios Gallery, North Gosford

2015, 2019  Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Finalist, Hunters Hill

2015 – 2018  Australian Spirit Exhibitions, 2018- touring regional NSW and the ACT

2016  Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney

2018  CStudios Art Gallery, Newcastle

2019 –2020 Bay Gallery, Ettalong Beach

2020  Sculpture in the Goal, Finalist, online exhibition

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS/ PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 

Commissioned public artworks: Brothers in Arms bronze sculpture Terrigal foreshore war memorial 2019, Toukley RSL Eternal Flame 2019, MMAD Head Office Gosford, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish The Entrance.

Private collections: Leasha’s work graces the homes and gardens of private collectors and public sites throughout Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore. 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS                                                                                                                            

Finalist of numerous art prizes throughout NSW / Runner up Mistletoe Sculpture Award 2009/ Accomplished Curator 2012-2020/ Co-founder Art Studios Co-operative 2013/ Recipient of the Max Callaghan prize Sculpture on the Greens 2014/ Project Manager, Event Coordinator Australian Spirit 2015 – 2018/ Recipient Central Coast Australia Day Awards 2018 Community Service and Activity Award/ Editor, Publisher Australian Spirit Commemorative book 2018/ Recipient Pride of Workmanship, Gosford Rotary Club, 2019.

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