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Leanne Thompson

Permeare (Weaving Water at C21) | 2021

Weaving Water (detail), 2021, site specific installation: foraged plant material, glass, LEDs, solar array, social engagement. Photo: Leanne Thompson
Weaving Water (detail), 2021, site specific installation: foraged plant material, glass, LEDs, solar array, social engagement. Photo: Leanne Thompson

bio:

Leanne is multidisciplinary artist who employs diverse creative practice as a ‘terrain’ to explore environmental issues and community attitude and operates in spaces of possibilities outside the traditional artworld. Her body of work includes painting, encaustic, work on paper, artist books, sculpture, interactive installations, public art, and community engagement. Her land art projects incorporate solar systems light and sound, prioritize natural and foraged materials and aim to interact in both creative and pragmatic ways with the world. She looks for ways to acknowledge and respond to science, old ways of knowing, land literacy, multiple species, and interdependent networks to inspire richly textured, socially just, and abundant living.

statement:

Leanne values working collaboratively, especially across disciplines, and with diverse communities where creativity is harnessed to promote dialogue. She aims to develop modes that will visualise and communicate the information being shared, widening perception, and drawing an awareness to the tacit knowledge held in communities and places. Leanne’s socially engaged practice supports people individually and collectively, encouraging their ability to invest care through creative processes: making, repairing, growing, imagining, and sustaining.

Materials | Interactive installation, foraged plant material, project documentation, lighting and sound
Location |
Lingering, Emu Creek, 2020, site specific installation: bamboo, copper, glass, LEDs, solar array. Photo: Alex Wisser
Lingering, Emu Creek, 2020, site specific installation: bamboo, copper, glass, LEDs, solar array. Photo: Alex Wisser