Leasha Craig

ARTIST CURRICULUM VITAE LEASHA CRAIG

EDUCATION
2006 Open Foundation University of Newcastle
2007-2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree University of Newcastle
2013 Community Cultural Development Project Artist Wyong Tafe
2013 Statement of Attainment in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Gosford Tafe

AFFILIATED ART SOCIETIES / ORGANISATIONS
Exhibiting member, Australian Society of Marine Artists ~ Exhibiting member, The Sculpture Society, Australia ~ Exhibiting member Royal Art Society of NSW~ NAVA

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY
2008- 2010 Several group and solo exhibitions Watt Space, Newcastle
2011- 2019 Numerous exhibitions throughout, Central Coast, Newcastle
2012-2013-2015-2016 Gosford Art Prize, Finalist Gosford Regional Gallery
2012-2014 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Finalist, Wollombi Valley
2012-2014-2016 Sculpture on the Greens, Finalist, Kooindah Waters, Wyong
2014-2018 Several group and solo exhibitions, Art Studios Gallery, North Gosford
2015, 2019 Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Finalist, Hunters Hill
2015 – 2018 Australian Spirit Exhibitions, 2018- touring exhibition, regional NSW and the ACT
2016 Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney
2018 CStudios Art Gallery, Newcastle
2019 2022 Bay Gallery, Ettalong Beach
2020 Sculpture in the Goal, Finalist, Online Exhibition
2020, 2023 Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) National Exhibition, RAS, Lavender Bay, NSW
2022 2023 Audrey Fine Art Gallery, Pymont, NSW
2022 2023 Artist Residency, Glen Alice, NSW

ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS
Finalist of numerous art prizes throughout NSW ~ Runner up Mistletoe Sculpture Award 2009 ~ Accomplished Curator 2012-2023 ~ Co-founder Art Studios Co-operative 2013 ~ Recipient of the Max Callaghan prize Sculpture on the Greens 2014 ~ Project Manager, Event Coordinator Australian Spirit 2015 – 2018 ~ Recipient, Central Coast Australia Day Awards 2018, Community Service and Activity Award ~ Editor, Publisher Australian Spirit Commemorative book 2018 ~ Rotary Club of Gosford, Pride of Workmanship Award, 2019.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS / PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Commissioned Public Artworks:
Eternal Flame, RAAFA, South Perth WA, stainless steel war memorial, 2023
Brothers in Arms, Terrigal Beach Foreshore, NSW, bronze war memorial, 2019
Eternal Flame, Toukley RSL NSW, Stainless steel war memorial, 2019
Smooth Sailing, installed on shopfront awning Ettalong Beach, stainless steel abstract sculpture, 2020
MMAD Head Office Gosford NSW, painting, 2011
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, The Entrance NSW, design leadlight window, 2000
Private Collections: United Kingdom, Singapore, Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney, Belligen, Bowra, Brisbane and Hunter Valley.

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