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Leonie Ryan: Organic Mechanism 102, 2009

Installation of mixed medium total dimension Height 200cm Length 320cm Width 130cm


Leonie Ryan is an installation artist. Leonie’s concepts relate to the natural environment with themes exploring metaphysical, philosophical and universal connection. Leonie’s installation Organic Mechanism 102 encompasses large textured blocks referencing to terrain and within the terrain a video installation is housed reviewing the 2009 Victorian bush fires. The sculptures are symbols; Man in a key- earths guardian; Frog- the waterways; Triple energy spiral- universal connection; Mother Nature- spirit and energy of the natural environment; and Tree- the lungs of our planet.

Born in 1965, Leonie has completed a Diploma of Visual Arts and is striving to complete a Masters degree in Visual Art & Design. Leonie is an installation artist, utilizing mixed media and photography in her concepts and designs. Leonie’s style of art is best described as metaphysical & philosophical.

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2009    Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, Planetary Expedition 43
2008    Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
2006    Montsalvat, Eltham

Recent Group Exhibitions:

2010    Gippsland Art Gallery, Maffra Gallery, Fields of View
2009    Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
2009    Berry’s Creek, Leongatha, Sculpture in the garden.

2009    Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, ECO
2009    Red Gallery, North Fitzroy, Regionalis
2008    Tyres Art Festival, Tyres
2008    Montsalvat, Eltham
2008    Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
2008    Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale,
2007    China, Jiu Jiang, Arts & Cultural Center. 
2007    Burrinja Gallery, Upwey,
2006    Melbourne,  ACCP, Kodak Salon 6

Recent Studies:

2009   Monash Uni, Vis Arts & Design
2006   TAFE Diploma Visual Arts & Design

Recent Awards:

2008   Monash Uni, Artistic Merit Award
2007   Regional Arts Victoria 

Commissions & Acquisitions:

2008    Angel Flight, Brisbane, sculpture
2007    Baw Baw Shire Council, sculpture 
2007    China, Major of Jiu Jiang, sculpture