Biennale of Sydney

Leanne Tobin

Leanne Tobin, It Starts Here Now, 2014, from the series ‘BNI Artists’ Camps’, performance installation, wood chips, gumleaf branches, smoke, 1000 cm. Installation view at corner Rooty Hill Rd North and Richmond Rd, Oakhurst. Commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) through the C3West program, collaborating with Blacktown Arts Centre and UrbanGrowth NSW. Supported by Dharug community. Photograph: Shay Tobin. Courtesy the artist. Copyright © Shay Tobin.
Leanne Tobin and Chris Bosse (artists), Ben Edols (glass artist), The Call of Home (detail), 2016, handblown glass, steel wire, engraved granite composite and mirror, 400 x 400 cm. Installation by Big Kahuna and project coordination by Health and Arts Research Centre. Installation view at Blacktown Hospital (2016), Blacktown. Commissioned by Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Project - NSW Health. Photograph: Shay Tobin.

Leanne Tobin

Born 1961 in Newcastle, Australia
Lives in Sydney, Australia

Leanne Tobin is a multidisciplinary artist of Irish, English and Aboriginal heritage descending from the Buruberong and Wumali clans of the Dharug, the traditional Aboriginal people of the Greater Sydney region. Leanne works collaboratively with community groups, local schools and institutions using her art to tell local stories and to evoke an environmental conscience and respect towards the land and its original people. Her art practice seeks to encourage an open and honest dialogue about the past and to nurture, respect and care for Country, paying homage to our Old People and their legacy.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced