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Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge

Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge

Leonie works quickly, often completing her landscape paintings in one to three weeks. The walls of her studio in Fremantle, where she has lived since moving from Aotearoa New Zealand in the 1970s, are full with artworks, the tables, too. With a practice extending more than two decades, Leonie has developed a confident and distinctive visual language. Her sensuous surfaces feature broad swathes of colours with various elements – circles, curves, and speckles – floating over and amongst them. Leonie deliberately exaggerates the landscape forms, drawing our attention to the very framing of the landscape and the meanings embedded within.  

 — Sarah Wall, PICA Curator

Artist Profile

Māori (Ngāti Maniapoto) artist Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge combines her painting and sculptural practice with her collection of found objects to explore the relationship between landscape and identity. Using her collection of gold gilt frames, themselves a symbol of power, colonisation and money, to frame her colourful and abstract paintings of landscapes, Mansbridge consciously repositions the way viewers experience her work, disrupting expectations of representative landscapes named and owned by colonisers. In her work, she centres indigenous experiences of deeply spiritual connections to the land, waters and mountains. Instead of looking upon the land, framed by a Western viewpoint, Mansbridge invites viewers to consider the deep mutual relationships Māori and other First Nations people experience with their country.  

Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge has exhibited consistently for more than twenty years in Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, she completed a Creative Doctorate, Masters of Arts (Visual Arts), with distinction from Curtin University. She has received a number of awards, including finalist in the Joondalup community Invitation Art Awards, and has presented papers in New Zealand, Canada and Australia. Mansbridge has been invited to exhibit in the Bangladesh Biennale. 

PICA Salon Vernissage 2022

Leonie is one of the artists in Out of Bounds (2022), curated by PICA Curator Sarah Wall and Hatched Curatorial Fellow Miranda Johnson. Her work was available for sale at PICA’s signature donor event PICA Salon Vernissage 2022 on Saturday 6 August.

Artworks for Sale at Salon Vernissage

Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
5 Miles North, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
63 x 65cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Waitomo Caves, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
81 x 80cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Queen Charlotte Sound, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
100 x 80cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Broken Ridge, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
65 x 36cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Place of Light, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
70 x 46cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Open Sky, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
59 x 70cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Two Horses, Saddles, Bridles, 100 Red Blankets plus 150.00 Pounds, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
114 x 170cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Deep in the Hills, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
94 x 83cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Boundary Line, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
100 x 80cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Te Ao Marama, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
140 x 134cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
King Country, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
230 x 110cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Place of Echo, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
74 x 66cm
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge  
Sunshine Hill, 2022
oil on board, found frame 
180 x 180cm

Salon 2022 Artists

From Out of Bounds

Tom BlakePascale Giorgi | Luisa Hansal & Tamara Marrington | Imogen Kotsoglo | Pip Lewi | Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge | Joana Partyka | Tyrown Waigana

From To companion a companion

Fernando do Campo


Exhibitions / Free
01 August – 02 October 2022

Out of Bounds

Event
06 August 2022

PICA Salon Vernissage 2022