Leonie Barton

Leonie Barton

Avalon Beach, NSW, Australia

About Leonie Barton

Artist / Maker - I am a full time working visual artist who works across a variety of mediums in 2D and 3D art. Currently my practice is focused on photographing the ephemeral artworks I make on an almost daily basis, whilst on a walk, of which there are currently 500+ images to the series, 365 of them being completed consecutively. This series has been created regardless of weather, circumstance or where I find myself in the world. They have been created not only in my local area but up and down the east coast of Australia, the far north west of NSW, Shanghai and San Francisco. These works are made using no tools and only what is found in the moment and on the ground, I do not use living plants. These works are left behind for others to experience (unless made of plastic) as a prompt to slow down and look at their world a little more carefully.

Events

2015
TEDx Regional - The Art of Saying YES
2016
ABC Radio National Interview - "Off Track"
Newport Ephemeral Workshop for Pittwater Council

Exhibitions

2016
The Other Art Fair - Commune, Sydney
Artisans in the Gardens - Royal Bot Gardens, Sydney
Contemporary Emerging Art Award - Brisbane
Vantage Points - Art Est, Sydney
2015
The Game Art Festival - Avalon CBD, Sydney
Your Art Our Walls - Kings Place Gallery, London
2008
Reuters/ASX (By Invitation) - Sydney
2007
Reuters/ASX (By Invitation) - Sydney
2005 /6
The Churchie Emerging Artist Prize - Brisbane
Warringah Art Prize - Sydney
Willoughby Art Prize - Sydney
Waverley Woollahra Art Prize - Sydney
Hills Grammar Art Prize - Sydney
Toyota Community Spirit Award - Melbourne
Queenwood Art Show (Juried) - Sydney
St Josephs Art Show (Juried) - Sydney
St Augustines Art Show (Juried) - Sydney
Harbord Art Show (Juried) - Sydney
Summer Show (Juried) - ArtSpot, Sydney

Avant Card Selected Postcard Artist - Sydney