Friends’ Night with artist talk by Leeanne Crisp

Dates & times

Fri 31 May 2019, 5.30 pm–7.30 pm


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Leeanne Crisp, Immanence, 2018, acrylic on marine ply,1225 x 1220 cm

Image: Image: Leeanne Crisp, Immanence, 2018, acrylic on marine ply,1225 x 1220 cms


Canberra artist Leeanne Crisp will be giving a talk at the May Friends’ evening on her most recent work.

Leeanne Crisp has been working as a visual artist in Canberra since 1975.  Her work has been a process of composing with elements of the seen world and elements drawn from her experiences.  Themes include place and belonging, the body and sexuality, and colour and meaning. The painter Tim Johnson, described her as a psychological realist.

Career highlights include being in the Dobell, Archibald and Portia Geach Prizes and her work can be seen in the National Portrait Gallery (Marion Halligan and Gay Bilson) and the National Library of Australia (artists books for Judith Wright and Kate Lewellyn). She has won the ANU drawing prize, the Tuggeranong Art Prize and the BDAS Watercolour Prize.

Leeanne has taught at the ANU School of Art (now ANU School of Art & Design) since 1975 until a few years ago and spent time in education with the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery. In recent years she focused on mature aged students entering study in the visual arts.

Some of the issues Leeanne will discuss with the friends are

 1. Why draw and paint? What happens? Discussing the ideas of intuition, seeing and recognition.

2. Painting and Poetry. Can they share the same impulses?

We have a monthly nibbles potluck on Friends’ Night, bring a share plate if you can and come boast about your recipe!

Lucky door raffle supported by Clonakilla Wines.


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