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Leanne Halls

a realist painter represented by Colville Gallery.


Leanne Halls brings plein air painting to the forefront of our senses from the shores, skyline and landscapes of Hobart and surrounds. Her artwork is characterized by expressive brushstrokes, emotive colour schemes and lyrical compositions. Her still life studies too, capture a tranquillity and sense of place. Halls studied at Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney. In addition she spent a number of years in Japan; where she studied suiboku and hakuboku with a Master, that has assisted in forming her new expressive path. Halls has been gaining recognition over the last few years and inclusion in numerous awards including The Glover, Lloyd Rees Art Prize and Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.



2011 Diploma in Fine Arts, Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney
Stavros Papantoniou: watercolour and oils
Ben Smith: portraiture
Sam Wade: figurative drawing
Chris Browne: figurative drawing
Frank Giacco: portrait drawing
2005-2008 Traditional Japanese painting, Suiboko (Sumie) and Nihonga, Kitagawa Ryufu

solo exhibitions

2017                Windows into my World, Colville Gallery, Tasmania

2016                Paintings from 3 Steps Back, Colville Gallery, Tasmania

2015                New Works, Colville Gallery, Tasmania

2013                Leanne Halls, Meadow Bank Estate, Tasmania

selected group exhibitions

2012                Picasso, Margaret Olley and CAST exhibition Art Society of Tasmania

Clarence Open Art Exhibition Hobart, Section Winner

2011                End of Year Exhibition Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney

2011                Spring Exhibition Mosman Art Society, Sydney

2011                Changeable Art Space North Sydney

2010 – 2011     9” x 5“Autumn Mosman Art Society, Sydney

2010                Randwick City Council International Women’s day exhibition, Sydney

2010                End of year exhibition, North Sydney Art College

2009-2010       Maroubra Village Green Art Group Exhibition Sydney

2009                End of Year Exhibition Waverly Woollahra Art School, Sydney

awards and prizes

2015                Lloyd Rees Art Prize, People Choice

2012                Material Girl Art Prize Finalist

Bream Creek Show, Art, Best in Show Watercolour and oils, Winner

Clarence Open Art Exhibition Section Winner

2011                David Wilson Drawing Prize Winner

2011                Australian Artist Magazine Competition Flowers and Gardens, Finalist

2009                Australian Artist Magazine Competition Flowers and Gardens, Finalist

2009                Waverly Art Prize Finalist


Japan, USA and Australia, Brisbane


July 2012         C. Selby On Face Value The Mercury p.22

Nov 2010         The illusive goal of painting perfection, Australian Artist magazine

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Past events

Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery


91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.