Lenni's talents and skills extend to enabling and empowering others through creativity, storytelling , collaboration, education and safe and fun creative activity. Lenni's work is motivated by authenticity, empathy, honesty, the satisfaction of empowering, connecting and collaborating with others to transform ideas into quality outcomes/solutions/products/experiences.She aims to affect positive transformation in people’s lives, the environment and communities that we live in.
Lenni has extensive experience( 16 years +) in project management/management in visual art, health and education, in online course/ learning design and as a practicing visual artist.
Creative workshops, learning design and project management
Creativity workshops for individuals and groups who want to explore their own creativity and stories through art making
Project management- for leisure /health and community art projects
Coaching creatives on designing and delivering online courses.
Learning design for creative courses ( online and workshop /blended)
Research ( interest areas: performativity and identity through art practice, narrative, creativity and health, creativity and learning, storytelling and learning, storytelling and healing)
SOLO Exhibitions and collaborations
2021 Upcoming April 16 Needle and Hammer exhibition , in Corowa NSW. More details soon. 2020 May-June Home is where the protest is, Online craftivist protest about safety and privacy in home during COVID-19, protesting right to say no to in home inspections during COVID-19 while space I was living in was for sale. January Illustrations for online learning and human rights aged care project, for Daniella Greenwood and Associates.
2018 July- August 2018 , Stitch-a-hug month, Craft Cubed 2018 , Craft Victoria satellite project. 2017 March 17-26- Castlemaine State Festival Flowers for Oberon, Purple Hen House Studio, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. 2014 March to April My precious ( I remember), Yack Station, Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia 2009 Between, October, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne Australia solo work and collaboration with Helen Braun (Review Sub-Machine, Kent Wilson) Axioms and Idioms, June, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne Australia, with Melanie Wolfe 2006 Hang Ups, (solo), October, The Greenhouse Gallery, Monash University Caulfield Campus, Melbourne. 2005 Wire in the Blood, (solo), July, Link Space Gallery, Monash University Caulfield Campus, Melbourne
Selected group exhibitions
2021 5-14 March Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize, Arts Rutherglen, Victoria
2020 COVID cancelled Australian National Brooch Show
2017 Dogs in Art, 3-26 February, Backspace Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria , Australia. 2015 Exit: Brunswick Arts will never die 11 December, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2014 Two thousand and four, 10 Year anniversary Brunswick Arts Space, 17 October to 2 November, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Used, 11-28 April 2014,Central Gallery Nhil, Victoria, Australia. 2010- 2011 Of Snowflakes and Spacetime, October to February Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, Australia 2009 This is Brunswick Arts, Brunswick Street Gallery, January, Melbourne 2008 Totem: dolls with souls September to October Melbourne Fringe Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne 2007 Places of Being, September/October Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne This is Brunswick Arts, December, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne The Bigger Picture, November, Monash University, Melbourne 2006 depART, November, Monash University, Melbourne I Heart SCU, August, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Curator, Little memories exhibition, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne Exhibition installation team, Breathe, by sculptor and installation artist Liz Henderson, Gasworks Park, Melbourne Artist studio assistant and exhibition installation team, Kathy Temin, My Monument Black Cube, Anna Schwartz 2009 Studio assistant and and exhibition installation team, of Kathy Temin, Survey show at Heide Museum of Modern Art 2008 Designer of exhibition catalogue and author of exhibition essay, Helen Braun, Evolution, August Yarra Sculpture Gallery. 2007 Curator, Places of Being, Brunswick Arts Space Melbourne 2006 Co- curator, I heart SCU, Monash University, Art and Design, 3rd year sculpture students, group exhibition, Yarra Sculpture Gallery
academic teaching/lecturing/EDUCATION DESIGN
Educational design consultant Ongoing - Educational/ learning/curriculum design quality review - Design for learning across modes( Online/ blended/ope/f2f)- learning /educational design services to higher education/healthcare/creatives plus industry interested in collaborative, learner centred , lifelong learning approaches to education and learning and development. - Educational diagrams, illustrations, audio/visual learning materials for online courses/ open education resources (OER)/Phd thesis/reports/ research papers/blogs/H5P Charles Sturt University, Learning Academy, Division of Student Learning 2016 Assessment - Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Monash University, Department of Art Theory, Faculty of Art and Design and Faculty of Arts 2008 Introduction to Visual Language, Fine Arts and Design Modernism and the Avant Gardes: Fine Arts/Visual Arts 2009 Introduction to Visual Culture, Arts/ Education/Science, Clayton Campus 2010 Introduction to Visual Language, Semester 1, 2010, Design and Arts Contemporary Visual Culture in Film and Art, Semester 2 2010, Arts 2011 Introduction to Visual Culture, Semester 1, 2011, Arts
Kathy Temin: is a successful International artist based in Melbourne , Victoria whose works are included in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection of contemporary art. Lenni worked as her studio assistant:
April to December 2009, and September to November 2008,
craftivism/collaborations/community art events and activities et al
2020 Learning design and illustrations for Daniella Greenwood and associates, The Mercy Way, a human rights approach to aged care.
Face masks for the community- sewing face masks with the Chiltern Community House.
2018 -Regional Arts Victoria, Artlands, Crafting the Merch- handcrafting scarves for Artlands 2018 conference merchandise. - Stitching about Menstruation- contributed to an artist run project based in USA, -messages about issues around menstruation for Australian women were stitched onto cloth pads for a large art installation. - April, 30 days of being socially active, craftivist project- hand stitching and posting social messages in local social spaces and writing letters and sending hand stitched emoji/gifts to friends. - July- August 2018 , Stitch-a-hug month, Craft Cubed 2018 , Craft Victoria satellite project.
2017/2018 Participated in 5000 poppies projects - Making handcrafted, crocheted poppies for Victorian RSL Remembrance Day poppy brooch sales 2018.
2014 -Yarn bombing the Holbrook, submarine. Handcrafted and contributed crocheted pieces for the HMAS Otway Yarn bombing project for the town of Holbrook, NSW Community arts project.