About the Artist

Dr Leah Bullen

Dr Leah Bullen completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours (2005) and a Doctor of Philosophy (2019) at the School of Art & Design at the Australian National University (ANU). She currently lives and works in Armidale NSW on Anaiwan country.

Bullen has exhibited regularly, both locally, nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in the collections of Artbank, the ACT Legislative Assembly, New England Regional Art Museum, Australian National University Collection, Charles Sturt University Art Collection, University of New England Art Collection and many private collections.

She has been in numerous curated group exhibitions, including the Redlands Art Award, nominated by Raquel Ormella, curated by Julie Rrap; Sentiment, 10 days on the Island Festival, curated by Patrick Sutczak and Aaron Fell-Fracasso; Establishment – Clean Living, curated by Fernando do Campo and Catherine Wolfhagen; Placemarks at Lingnan University Hong Kong, curated by Carol Archer; Art, Word Place, curated by Caroline Downer; and Painting Amongst Other Things, curated by Peter Alwast and Raquel Ormella.

Bullen has been a finalist in numerous art prizes, including the Splash: McClelland Watercolour Prize (2018), the Mosman Art Prize (2017), the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize (2017, 2019), the Wynne Prize (2016, 2021) and the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award (2015, 2017, 2019). She was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (2012), the Jasco Studio Scholarship (2016), the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trustees' Watercolour Prize (2016) The Pring Prize (2021) and a Vice Chancellor’s Creative Research Fellowship at ANU (2021).

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