Leonie Ryan

Leonie Ryan Artist, Self-employed
Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts 2010 Master of Visual Arts 2012

I'm an artist. My current work involves testing sensory stimuli – particularly sound, touch, and olfactory – from raw and natural materials. To develop a more profound level of investigation, I am in the process of designing two external ecological studios, one based in a rural setting in south-east Victoria, and the other in tropical North Queensland.

While undertaking my degree, I built a "Sensory Project Site", an ecological studio in a pine forest on campus for testing a variety of sensory projects. Both the qualities of the site (pine plantation) itself and the physical materials informed my projects.

My Visual Art degrees presented me with opportunities to meet and learn from art experts which provided essential foundations (theoretical, historical and contemporary art practice) for my art practice.