Leza is currently employed at Banyule City Councils creative arts facility 'Jets'. Leza facilitates a weekly art program with a group of young people experiencing social exclusion, physical and intellectual disabilities and metal health challenges. During this program Leza supports a group of young people with varying interests and abilities to explore ways of expressing themselves through visual art.
Leza specializes in working with groups of people to identify local issues or needs, concerns or aspiration. This is often through community consultation. Leza then works with communities to designs and implement strategies to facilitate and encourage community arts projects, whilst promoting the value of community and cultural development. This includes the developing and making of staging props for events such as Banyule Youthfest. and the Youth Summit, developing artwork for small projects such as the recent Banyule Light-box Project, or assisting individuals to develop their art skills for applications of art prizes or courses.
Leza believes that art is a great vehicle for breaking down barriers, can bring communities of all abilities together and gives everyone the opportunity to share their culture and stories. Leza is excited to work with a range of people to engage, explore and express their creativity via arts and crafts. Get in touch if you have something you would like to collaborate on!
Leza is currently exploring the 100 day project 2019! Which is pretty much over but she is persevering!
Leza likes working on small works with a design feel. This is often in gauche, acrylic or pencil.
Illustration/Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Public Art, Textiles
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Public art projects, Art instructions/lessons, Arts for social change/creative activism
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Adults, Families, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, People living with disabilities, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
2019 Banyule City Council & Arts & Culture Development Team: Bell Street Light Box Project.
2019 Craig Family Centre Ashburton : Kids Creative Art Classes: Workshops over 10 weeks exploring the art of the great masters.
2019 Banyule City Council Arty Fart Festival: Prop development workshops and install.
2018 Banyule Council: Shop 48: Screen Printing Workshop - Family Sculpture Farewell.
2018 Banyule Council: School Holiday Bead Making Workshop.
2017 Banyule Council: Watsonia Pop Up: Chalk art and skateboard decoration facilitation.
Fine Art - Latrobe University (2001), Studio Textile Design (Diploma) RMIT (2005) and Community Development (Diploma) Swinburne (2011).