April/May 2011 Newsletter

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This year to date has been busy with exhibitions in Sydney and regional areas of Australia.

  • March 2011
    The Milk Factory, Bowral, NSW
  • March 2011
    The Cheese Factory, Milawa, Victoria
  • April 2011
    Frances Keevil Gallelry Mosman, Sydney NSW
  • May 2011
    Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

The next Perth exhibition is planned for the end of this year. At this point we’re aiming for a Studio Exhibition (Mosman Park) towards the end of November 2011.

An exciting new body of work will be exhibited including a collection of new multi faceted three dimensional works which defy description!! I’m very excited by these new works and along with a new body of paintings and a few new limited edition works it promises to be a stunning exhibition.

As I write, Leon is busy working on a new surfing etching/collage which promises to be an extraordinary work. A new etching press has been ordered to enable a wider plate size.


It is a sign of the times that we have seen the closure of some galleries this year.

We will feel the absence of;

Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point Sydney, NSW. Judith Salmon was a tireless worker in her pursuit of marketing and promoting an excellent stable of artists.

Stafford Studios. Cottesloe. Marlene Stafford has now retired and her successful and long standing respected Gallery will be missed.

Monsoon Gallery in Broome has vacated it’s space in the old Captain Gregory building in Hammersley Street and is now a “virtual gallery”.

Studio Staff

We continue working with our studio staff of Anne Barnetson and Moira McDermont and our framer, Peter Blake and welcome Tiffany Hill on a more regular basis to cover for me, as Leon and I choose to spend more time working from and living at Margaret River.

Not to mention the desire to travel a little more!

From Sydney, Helen Turpin continues to represent Leon and liase with all the galleries in NSW.