Public Program

Paper on Skin Artist Talk with Leonie Oakes

Devonport Regional Gallery

Paper On Skin Artist Talk with Leonie Oakes

Saturday 23 July, 11.30am
at the Devonport Regional Gallery

Paper on Skin and Devonport Regional Gallery invite you to attend an artist’s talk with finalist Leonie Oakes.  Leonie will reflect on the making of her pieces for Paper on and off skin 2022.  There will be an opportunity to join in conversation, ask questions and handle some of the materials and works used in the creation of her pieces Listening to the night and Between the lines a story lies.

Leonie Oakes is a multidisciplinary artist crossing photography, artists books, and printmaking in two- and three-dimensional works. She graduated with a Master Research Degree from the University of Tasmania in 2009 where she was the recipient of a prestigious APA scholarship. Leonie’s practice, spanning over thirty years, also engages with sculptural forms, paper, fabric and metal.  Her work has been included in a variety of publications and ABC broadcasts.

Core themes to date have primarily focused on the cultural association of the book with women and the development of the artists’ book as wearable objects. These themes are expressed in her most recently awarded works: Listening to the night, winner of the 2022 Paper on Skin Award in Honour of Pam and Neil Thorne sponsored by Janet de Boer OAM, $1000; and Between the lines a story lies, winner of the Temple-Smith Lawyers (Linda Johnston Director) Major Award for the inaugural Paper off Skin, $1500.

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Image:  Listening to the night, Leonie Oakes, 2022, Paper on Skin entry.
Photography by Grant Wells; studio assistant Tara Palmer.

Paper on Skin is presented in partnership with the Devonport City Council and is assisted through Arts Tasmania. The project is also supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.
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