leonie oakes exhibition at gallery 152

Listening to the night: between the lines a story lies

Leonie Oakes

4 - 26 March 2023

Opening: 11am Sunday 5 March by Keith Schekkerman / Sandalwood Print Press Mueseum

Artist Talk: 1pm Saturday 25 March


Listening to the night: between the lines a story lies explores the moment of stillness between the in-breath and the out-breath of the body, the moment between day and night when the light fades and becomes fleetingly more intense.

Leonie has an interdisciplinary arts practice that primarily focuses on artists' books, print, photography and wearable art.

Leonie has been working and living between Tasmania and Western Australia since 2016 with Gallery 152 in a variety of roles. During these journeys' Leonie spent hours in the air stitching, documenting on the road and on the ground in both locations worked with layers of paper and ink to create the work. This exhibition is the culmination of that journey. Endings and beginnings merge in both directions.

The story intertwines.

Listening to the night (the dress) was awarded the $1000 Award in honour of Pam and Neil Thorne in the 2022 Paper on Skin Award, sponsored by Janet De Boer OAM. Her entry Between the lines a story lies won the Temple-Smith Lawyers, Linda Johnston Director Major Prize of $1500. These works along will be featured in the exhibition along with artists' books, wearable sculptures and wall works consisting of thousands of pieces of paper and layers of ink and stitch.

Gallery 152 will also be hosting one day and two day book-binding workshops with Leonie.



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