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Join sculptor Leo Loomans, whose work features in the upcoming exhibition Fluent, in conversation with Drill Hall Director and exhibition curator Terence Maloon.

Leo Loomans is New Zealand-born, of Dutch parentage, and Sydney educated. He is a Canberra-based sculptor who works in Strathnairn. Loomans’ steel sculptures, often constructed from found metal, reveal him as an exponent of “drawing in space”. His welded assemblages have parts and junctures that are plain to see, so it is clear that they are constituted as language and composed as a kind of writing. As with spoken or written utterances where words and syllables link up into statements, Loomans’ assemblages are fusional: they develop complex sentence-structures that have an identifiable personal style, favouring succinctness and a certain musicality – with a bit of roughness thrown in to banish any hint of slickness.

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Fluent: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili and Leo Loomans runs from February 17 to April 16, 2023. For more information on the exhibition and related events see our website:

Image: Leo Loomans, After Mass, 1994-95, oiled steel. Courtesy the Hassall/Milson Collection.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.