Leanne Xiu Williams: Vessels

Young local artists are hitting their stride and one of the most promising is Leanne Xiu Williams, showing Vessels at Saint Cloche in Sydney.
Concrete Playground
Published on May 03, 2023


Saint Cloche gallery on MacDonald Street in Paddington has consistently been a home for some of the most talented and collectible emerging artists in Australia. The latest exhibition from Sydney-based artist Leanne Xiu Williams continues the trend with a stunning collection of her still life paintings, titled 'Vessels'.

The show, which runs at Saint Cloche from Wednesday 10 May until Sunday, 21 May, is — as the name of the show suggests — a focus on objects that can hold and contain something. It might sound a little dry but it represents much more.

According to Williams's exhibition notes: "[vessels] are wonderful metaphors for the way in which objects in our everyday lives hold meaning. They contain layered histories and stories which are shaped by our engagement with them. Objects can also characterise a place or person - they reveal much about a person's interests and habits."

Regardless of the metaphor, Leanne Xiu Williams's paintings are strikingly beautiful and she's a contemporary artist whose work won't date any time soon.

Candle and Match by Leanne Xiu Williams; the image has been edited for use online

Photography credit: Miki Mikka


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