Leanne Barrett: Events


Squares 2021 - Strathnairn Arts

Squares 2021 is the 15th People's Choice Exhibition/ Competition. Artworks can be made using any medium but they must be contained within a 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm) or 30 x 30cm unframed canvas. 

Unlike 2020 when voting could take place online, this year all voting will be in person at Strathnairn Arts. Voting is open from Thursday 29 July 10am until Sunday 5 September 4pm. Winners will be announced 12pm on 8 September 2021.

When: 29 July to 8 September 2021
Where: Strathnairn Arts, online only due to ACT Lockdown

Leanne's Artwork Title: Pin-cushion Bud
Entry Number: 236

My entry, Pin-cushion bud, is an abstract watercolour painting on watercolour paper adhered to a 30 x 30cm canvas, with a wax varnish used to protect the artwork. This subject was inspired by the flower bud of the Hakea laurina. 

Canberra Children's Illustrators Group Meeting

Illustrators come connect with us as we view the art exhibition by ASOC Brindabella Painters. This will be followed by coffee at the cafe. Children are welcome.

When: 10 August 2021
Time: 10 - 11:30am 
Where: Zoom Call
RSVP: Please email me at info@leannebarrett.com 
for more details.

Past Events

Canberra Children's Illustrators Group Meetings

19 June 2021 (One Day Workshop), 8 June 2021 (zoom), 15 April 2021 (Strathnairn Arts), 13 April 2021 (zoom), 18 March 2021 (Strathnairn Arts), 25 February 2021 (Beaver Gallery), 16 February 2021 (zoom), 19 January 2021 (NGA), 8 December 2020 (John Avery Garden), 8 November 2020 (zoom),14 October 2020 (zoom),15 September 2020 (zoom), 9 August 2020 (zoom), 9 June 2020 (zoom), 2 May 2020 (zoom), 14 April 2020 (zoom), 5 March 2020 (Strathnairn Gallery), 10 December 2019, 15 September 2019, 13 June 2019, 9 February 2019, 16 September 2018, 19 July 2018, 28 June 2018, 12 May 2018, 8 March 2018, 20 January 2018, 20 October 2017, 24 July 2017, 23 June 2017

Illustrators come together to connect by bringing 1-2 things they would like to share; artwork, supplies or news. Sometimes we meet a galleries to view art exhibitions or create plein air.

Plethora of Postcards 2021- Spiral Gallery

25 June - 20 July 2021

Plethora of Postcards featured A6 sized artworks. The artworks were any medium in 2D or 3D. The theme is open but there is one a special category for Australian Icons.

I exhibited five postcards in this exhibition; Pink Petals, Yellow & Purple Petals, Tree Poplars, Norfolk Pines Gerringong, and Point Dickinson Bermagui.

Silver is Gold Community Art Exhibition - COTA ACT

This exhibition promotes the value, contribution and importance of older people in our community. Photos of the artworks are on display on the following dates and locations. My entry is 'The Map of Life' an artwork I created of my grandmother.

13-19 May Westfield Woden, Ground Floor Court, outside Myer entrance.

20-26 May South Point Tuggeranong, Ground Floor Court, opposite the Coffee Club

31 May - 6 June Gungahlin Market Place, Stage 5, outside the Coffee Club.

Christmas Exhibition 2020 - Artists Society of Canberra

4 December 2020 to 3 January 2021

ASOC has regular exhibition in the Magpie Room at Dirty Jane's and the Christmas Exhibition's theme is Virtual Holiday. All the paintings exhibited were smaller than 30cm x 30cm and I exhibited my watercolour painting, 'Norfolk Pine Horizon, Gerringong NSW'.

Spring Exhibition 2020 - Artists Society of Canberra

13 to 22 November 2020 Fitters Workshop, Kingston.

The Spring Exhibition is the ASOC Members annual art exhibition and I exhibited three framed watercolour artworks; 'Two Silos', 'Map of Life' and 'Gerring Bay'. 

Ginninderry Drawing Prize 2020 - Strathnairn Arts

12 September to 11 October 2020 

I entered two drawings for the Ginninderry Drawing Prize. One artwork is a coloured pencil drawing 'A is for Apple'. The other artwork is 'Coast Banskia' drawn using a pigment ink fineliner pen. 

Plethora of Postcards 2020 - Spiral Gallery 

Friday 11 September to Tuesday 30 September 2020.

Plethora of Postcards featured A6 sized artworks. The artworks were any medium in 2D or 3D. The theme is open but there is one a special category for Australian Icons. 

I exhibited six postcards for this exhibition; Big Pineapple, The Big Banana, Cat & Mouse with Red Yarn (Sold), Piggy Back, Healing Flowers and Winter Berries 

Squares 2020 - Strathnairn Arts
Thursday 30 July to Sunday 23 August 2020

The Royal Canberra Show

28 February to 1 March 2020

Brindabella Markets in the Park

20 February 2020, 28 November 2019, 19 September 2019, 21 February 2019 

Chapman Primary School Fete

3 November 2019

Suitcase Rummage, Canberra

15 December 2019, 29 September 2019, 12 May 2019, 16 March 2019, 1 December 2018, 6 October 2018

CBCA 13th National Conference 

At the CBCA National Conference there was a local table of authors and illustrators who met conference attendees with a display of their artwork and books.
When: Sunday 2 June 2019 
Where: QT Hotel, Canberra ACT Australia 

SFX Writer's Festival 25 -29 June 2018

Artist @ work - Leanne Barrett 
Students of St. Francis Xavier College are welcome to come along and watch Leanne at work.
When: Tuesday 26 June 2018, Recess - Lunch.
Where: St. Francis Xavier College, Florey, ACT.
See Leanne's blog post about the day and the festival program

Photo from SFX Facebook page.


SCBWI ACT is delighted to invited you to our first exhibition of illustrated works! 

Featuring Leanne Barrett, Grace Bryant, Gemma Harrison, Genevieve Hopkins, Jennifer Hulme, Tania McCartney and Joy McDonald.

Where: Smith's Alternative, Canberra City. 
When: Opens 28 Nov at 6pm and runs through to 10 December. 
What: A group exhibition celebrating aspiring, emerging and established illustrators. 

"There will be a range of my recent black and white illustrations on 
display along with my watercolour farm animals, especially those 
featuring my chicken and duck illustrations." 

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