Holly Leonardson is a visual artist and studio jeweller currently residing in Newcastle after spending the last few years living, working and enjoying the sunshine in the Noosa Hinterland.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Contemporary Art from the University of Tasmania in 2015, spending close to 4 years in Launceston studying, making, and exploring National Parks around the state.
Working primarily with vintage books, found objects and craft materials, her work is guided by playful material-led process and experimentation. Gravitating towards imagery from the 50s, 60s and 70s, Holly is a keen collector of items from those times. Printed depictions of the natural world, including flowers and plants, animals, shells, rocks and gemstones feature prominently in her collages, as well as cut out images of handicrafts, jewellery, toys, decorated cakes and young women.
She is currently interested in ideas and themes surrounding craft and acts of making, collecting, adornment and decorative excess.