Leonie Harris

I was born in York, WA and grew up on a “reserve” out of town.  We lived off the land and shared with very traditional people.  Many were artists and they taught me how to paint.  I learnt a lot about my culture at that time.  I would often dream of a picture, and then paint it on canvas. I called them my “dream pictures”.

As I got older, my art improved and I sold many pieces.  I also have made my own fabric designs, and made clothing and curtains.  I especially like drawing with dots and painting country.

I moved to Ballarat with my family in 1996, and although I spent many weeks in remote areas of Australia teaching my culture, Ballarat is now my home.