• John Stewart | Table vases, Sacred Ibises

  • (left) L. Lane | Wallpaper, Garden with Shed, (middle) J. Stewart | Table Vases, Corrugrated, (right) L. Lane | Wallpaper, Assorted Birds


Leonie Lane & John Stewart  |  OutsideInside

March - June 2017

is a collaborative project by Leonie Lane and John Stewart, two of this region’s many artists and designers who love to represent what is ‘local’ and unique about the Northern Rivers.

Drawing inspiration from their immediate natural and man-made landscapes, they have combined their complementary skills to produce an installation of vases and wallpaper designs informed by a shared love of their immediate environment. Purposely designed to bring the ‘outside’ inside, the artworks will speak to the residents and visitors of the region denoting a shared connection to the Northern Rivers.


Leonie Lane is a local graphic designer, digital artist and arts educator. Drawing inspiration from the unique natural environment in the Northern Rivers, her work explores an inherent connection to the landscape. Leonie has exhibited extensively both domestically and abroad including exhibitions in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Europe, Canada and throughout the north coast of NSW. Her work is represented in art collections throughout Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney University Collection, Australian War Memorial Gallery and many private collections.


John Stewart is a skilled award-winning local ceramicist with over 35 years experience as an arts educator holding a number of teaching positions at a tertiary level. John has exhibited extensively throughout Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and on the Northern Rivers and has featured in national ceramic publications, such as, The Journal of Australian Ceramics.

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