Image: Genetic Memories 2013, Layered Silkscreen of human DNA coding on rice paper, 30 x 1000 cm

Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
Residencies and collaborations


Artist at Sea - SOI (Schmidt Ocean Institute) RV Falkor; Seafloor to Seabirds in the Coral Sea multibeam mapping Coral Sea Marine Park & North Tasman Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 6 Feb to 6 Mar


Culture at Work Pyrmont Residency - March 6 to 31

South Shetland Islands specifically Deception Island - the Ninth Wave 'Floating Lab' -  January 6 to 25


Faroe Islands - Environmental Research with The Clipperton Project 'Floating Lab' June 3 to 28


Lord Howe Island - Water sampling, sound recording, filming and research April 25 to May 9

The Clipperton Project WA - inaugural Australian Project - March 10-17


Galapagos Islands Researching - filming, sound recording and Research October 1 to 15

Bio-Art Summer Residency - SVA (School of Visual Arts) New York - May 19 to June 20

Lord Howe Island - Water sampling, filming and research January 12 to 26


Bio-Art Summer Residency - SVA (School of Visual Arts) New York - May 21 to June 21

OMG - Octopus Mandala Glow - Collaborative Work Performance with Professor Victoria Vesna chair UCL Art / Sci


2020 to date

Board member Culture at Work - Art, Science and Technology initiative.


Climate Reality Leadership training - Al Gore sponsored Brisbane Australia.


MFA (Master of Fine Art) SCA (Sydney College of the Arts) - Sydney University - Major Sculpture/Installation

                                                    (Auditing Botany; Marine Biology; the Art of Sound and Noise; Art and Nature as part of my research)


Graduate MSA (Master of Studio Art) SCA (Sydney College of the Arts) - Sydney University Major Print Media


Diploma Fine Arts (Hornsby TAFE) majoring in Print Media & Ceramics

2005 - 2011

National Exhibition Coordinator for MAANZ (Mosaic Association of Australia & New Zealand) Organising & Curating Managing the Following Exhibitions: National Open Biennale, 30:30 Vision Touring Exhibition Biennale, Assisting and mentoring in all State Open Exhibitions

Work Exhibited and Group Exhibitions International


Craft Nouveau exhibition - Blue Line Arts – California


International Summer Academy for Arts and Media Technology Venice - Palazzo Zenobio

Impressions Print Exhibition - International Arts Festival Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Centre for Creative Arts & Media - Ireland


Stunning Edge 2016 Contemporary Ceramics in Asia - Taipei

Gagged - Video installation used as opening for the Keynote speech by Associate Professor Monica Gagilano PhD - Jane Goodall Foundation Symposium Brussel, May 14

ASCI Biodiversity / Extinctions - New York Hall of Science 


NYABF - MoMA PS1 Long Island - SVA (School of Visual Arts)

SVA Alumni Exhibition - Flatiron Building Manhattan NY

Things are NOT Cooperating- SVA bioart Residency Exhibition NY


Semi Living - SVA bioart Residency Exhibition New York

MGC - Manhattan Graphics Juried Print Exhibition - New York

Portrait in Print - Centre for Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk Connecticut - United States


Exploring a Medium Centre for Arts Evergreen Colorado USA

Irish Connection Lorg printmakers Ireland


Crusty Oceania - DOMO Exhibition - Australian Embassy - Berlin


Red Cross Summer Exhibition The Hague (The Netherlands)


Group Exhibitions Australia


Blacktown Art Prize - NSW
The Mission to Seafarers Art Prize - Victoria
Sculpture in the Garden – Mudgee NSW
Sculptures by the Sea Cottesloe WA


Sculptures in the Garden - Mudgee NSW 2019  

Sculptures by the Sea – Outdoor and Indoor Bondi NSW

North Sydney Art Prize - NSW


Harbour Sculpture - Woolwich (Sydney Harbour foreshore) NSW


Inkmasters Print Exhibition - Cairns Qld

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prze - South Australian Museum

North Queensland Ceramics Award (biennale) Pinnacles Gallery 

Elemental - M Contemporary Projects NSW


Graduate Exhibition SCA - Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney)

CNWAP - Chippendale New World Art Prize

Mosman NSW 2088 Regional Art Gallery


InkMasters - Cairns

Swan Hill Print & Drawing -Swan Hill

Art Concerning the Environment - Scope Gallery Vic

Bending the Truth Verge Gallery

Mosman NSW 2088 Regional Art Gallery

Under Pressure -Gallery Red Glebe NSW


Graduate Exhibition SCA (Sydney College of the Arts) University of Sydney

Fishers Ghost Open Prize NSW

Verge Art Awards Verge Gallery

SCAP - Sunshine Coast Art Prize - QLD

Lethbridge Small Scale - QLD


Kenilworth Art Prize - QLD

Wilson Visual Arts Award - NSW

Hunters Hill Art Prize - NSW

Print & Works on Paper-Swan Hill Environment Art Prize - Scope Gallery Vic

Lethbridge Small Scale Online Gallery


30:30 Vision Touring Exhibition (National touring exhibition, showing at regional galleries in NSW, ACT, QLD, NT, Vic and WA)

Flanagan Art Prize - Ballarat Vic

Lethbridge Art Prize -Online Gallery


Print & Works on Paper-Swan Hill

Gallery Adagio Group Exh (NSW)

Brisbane Senses Art - Qld


Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (SA)

30:30 Vision Touring Exhibition

Hunters Hill Art Prize (NSW)

'The Studio' Art Sydney 09


Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – Adelaide Perry Gallery, (NSW)

Fishers Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Arts Centre, (NSW)

Heysen Prize – Hahndorf Academy, (SA)

Mosman Art Prize – Mosman Art Gallery, (NSW)

Waverley Art Prize – Waverley Arts Centre, (NSW)

Taylor Galleries – Summer Hill (NSW)
Redland Art Awards – Redland Art Gallery, (Qld)
Small Works - Brunswick Gallery (Vic)
Stanthorpe Art Prize – Stanthorpe Regional Gallery (Qld)
Bayside Art Prize (Vic)


Solo Exhibitions

This Ain’t No Mirage - Project Gallery QCA Brisbane – 7 Feb to 2 Mar

Distorted Truths - Spectrum Project Space ECU Mount Lawley WA – May 17 to Jun 1

Deception – Accelerator Gallery Pyrmont NSW May 27 to June 10
Gagged in Dystopia – Interlude Gallery Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW Jan 27 to Feb 4

Colliding Worlds – Hazelhurst Community Gallery – the Kingsway Gymea NSW March 6 - 17

Coding the Future – GAFFA Gallery (Clarence St Sydney)

Focus on Print – Invitational (CAS) exhibition Fitzroy Library (Vic)

Memories of the Landscape - BSG Brunswick St Gallery (Vic)

Landscapes - CUSP Gallery (Vic)

Renewal - Lane Cove Cultural Centre (NSW)

Visions: Land + Sea – Fire Station Rozelle (NSW)

Discovering the Centre - Newspace Gallery (NSW)

New works by Lea Kannar - Breewood Gallery – Leura (NSW)
Grand Opening Exhibition- Breewood Gallery – Richmond (NSW)
Moods and Colour - Newspace Gallery (NSW)


Awards and Prizes include


Ocean Grove Art Prize (Vic) 1st Prize

PRSS Sydney University Research Grant – for travel to research in the Galapagos Islands

Ocean Grove Art Prize (Vic) – 1st Prize

Phyllis Arnot Print Prize– Hornsby College NSW
Corowa Art Prize (Vic) – 1st Prize 

30:30 Vision Touring Exhibition – (National) Highly Commended - Selected for Touring

Warrnambool Art Prize (Vic) – 1st Prize
Henry Lawson Grenfell Art Awards (NSW) – 1st Prize

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize – S.A. Museum - Selected for Touring
30:30 Vision Touring Exhibition – (National) Highly Commended - Selected for Touring
41st Bendigo Easter Art Exhibition (Vic) - 1st Prize

Bayside Art Show Brighton (Vic) - 1st Prize
Henry Lawson Grenfell Art Awards - 1st Prize
Royal Canberra Art Awards - 1st Prize 
Tarra Festival Art Prize (Vic) - 1st Prize

Wagga Wagga Rotary - 1st Prize
Tarra Festival Art Prize (Vic) - 1st Prize

Scone Art Prize - 1st Prize
Orange Blossom Festival - 1st Prize
Altona Art Exhibition (Vic) - 1st Prize

Yea (Vic) Art Prize - 1st Prize
Winmalee Arts Festival – Peoples Choice

Kiama 26th Annual Exhibition - 1st Prize
Wangi Dobel - Landscape - 1st Prize
Wangi Dobel – Contemporary - 1st Prize

Narrabri Art Exhibition - Betty Berriman Bequest- 1st Prize
Henry Lawson Grenfell Art Awards - 1st Prize
Great Southland Art Awards - 1st Prize
Great Southland Art Awards - Pashley (Packing Room) Prize

Royal Canberra Art Awards - 1st Prize

Cootamundra Soroptimist International - 1st Prize
Singleton Art Prize - People’s Choice 

Foundation Week Art Awards - 1st Prize


Public Works & Community Projects
  • Mosman Community Mosaic Project -Mosman Council sponsored 8m Mural Project (2008 - Completed 5th Sept 2011)

  • Hawthorne Canal Community Project - Leichhardt Council sponsored 44m Mural Project (2008 - Completed July 2011)

  • IGS (International Grammar School - Glebe) Student Duke of Edinburgh Award - Mosaic Project (2008 - Completed 2010)

  • Artist on Bubbler Project - Leichhardt Council sponsored disabled bubbler park project (Completed 2007)

Professional Memberships

AAANZ - Art Association of Australia and New Zealand
AESS   - Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences
AFGW  - Australian Federation of Graduate Women
AMOS  - Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society 
ANAT   - Australian Network for Art and Technology
ASCI    - Art & Science Collaborations Inc.
CAL     - Copyright Agency Limited 
CAW    - Culture at Work – Art+Science+Culture+Research+Learning

ECOS  - Emerging Creatives of Science
IAPMA - International Association of Hand Paper Makers & Paper Artists
NAVA   - National Association of Visual Artists – Professional Member

SciArt Initiative

SLSA   - Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
SPM    - Sydney Print Makers
WAR    - Women’s Art Registry
WEAD - Women’s Environmental Artists Directory