Helene Leane


Helene Leane

Paintings and Monotypes

The monotypes are pulled from a gelatin plate using gouache.  I use Japanese rice paper so that the subtlety of the paint infuses gently into the thin paper causing variations in tone and texture.  There is an element of chance which makes this technique very exciting.

Exhibition History

Solo Exhibition

2009 -“Painting Life” – Wollombi Cultural Centre

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012– “Amazing Stories”, John Paynter Gallery Newcastle

2011– “Out from Australia & Down Under “, Agora Gallery, New York

2010– “Wide Wastes of Scrub & Plain” (with Rebecca Rath) Framing Workshop,   Mosman

2010– “Transferring the Image”, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown

2010 –“Memory Field”  (with Fiona Brandes) at Art Systems Wickham

2010 — “Maker’s Mark”  – Newcastle Regional Library

2009– “Underneath Art”  -Art Therapists exhibiting at Manning Regional        Gallery, Taree

2009 – “Single Edition”  with Rebecca Rath, Jeanne Harrison and James     Whitington.– Podspace, Newcastle

2009 – “Art on the Wall” Studio 48, Newcastle

2009 – “Moments of Female Power”, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi Beach

2008 – “Nature’s Palette”, (with Rebecca Rath) Wollombi Cultural Centre

2008  –“Colourful Moments” Art Moment Gallery, Bondi Beach

2008 –“Print, Paint,  Publish” – Studio 48, Newcastle

2007 – “Different Strokes” – Studio 48, Newcastle

2007 -2012 -Exhibiting with Newcastle Printmakers Workshop .   Also I am current Treasurer and Exhibition Co-ordinator for the Workshop.


2008 Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Prize  1st Prize Printmaking

2008 Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Prize  Highly Commended

2007- Art in the Vines, Broke Highly Commended

1999 Centre of Contemporary Crafts “Outstanding Achievement in Visual Art      Education.”


2010 –  Kilgour Prize – Newcastle Region Gallery

2010 — Muswellbrook Photographic Prize

2009 –  Muswellbrook Art Prize

2009 – Gosford Art Prize

2009 – CPM Print Award, Murwillumbah

2008 – Newcastle Emerging Artist Award


2009 –  Certificate IV Training & Assessment, MW Training

2008 —  Certificate in Art Therapy (CECAT)

2001 —  Master of Education (Mathematics) University of Newcastle.

2000  — Master of Teaching (Visual Arts) University of Sydney

1990  —  Bachelor of Arts University of Sydney (Fine Arts & History)