Passionate about all things creative, Lesley is a practising artist and the recipient of many regional awards – both art and community based. Director of the multi award winning Gargett Gallery for seven years, Lesley recently established a printmaking studio on Keswick Island where she plans to facilitate retreat style workshops in painting and basic printmaking.

A recent exhibition at Artspace Mackay and Coalface Gallery Moranbah – “Who Minds the Shells?” – was an exhibition of artwork registering the artist’s concerns for the numerous fossils to be found in the Mackay hinterland and their fate during the mining boom.

Gargett Gallery

Whilst employed by the local council, Lesley trained with Arts Queensland and the Queensland Museum as a curator, cataloguing, managing and displaying exhibitions, and marketing, and was editor of the council newspaper.