Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.
"I created this artwork listening to the Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) 2023 album, ‘In Times New Roman...’ using black paint, watercolours, stencils and washi tape. Exploring with layers and textures, this piece is a response to the emotionally dark lyrics and feelings of QOTSA music."
Leanne has lived experience of depression and anxiety, having made a suicide attempt five years ago and spent time in a psychiatric ward. After a diagnosis of clinical depression and PTSD involving years of back-to-back psychiatrist and psychologist visits, she started art therapy.
Over the past three years, Leanne has developed a strong interest in all art mediums, from drawing and painting to clay and wire sculpture. As this is her first time entering an exhibition, Leanne used this opportunity to merge her newfound enjoyment of creating art with her rediscovered love of music.