Fostering Creativity

The Leeton Art Society Inc is run by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic member volunteers who are passionate about engaging the inner artist.

We aim to foster creativity and artistry, showcase and promote visual arts, and increase local awareness of art in Leeton and the local community.


Creating More

We invite you to our full range of LASI events and information as listed below:


Connecting To Create

Currently LASI uses a range of venues depending on the needs of its members. Venues include:

  • Gordon Hall on Wade Avenue for Tuesday art groups
  • Leeton Museum and Gallery, WC&IC building, Chelmsford Place Leeton for public exhibitions
  • Plein air venues, gardens, the Murrumbidgee River banks
  • Yanco Agricultural Institute


Our Riverina

A series of online videos produced with the Leeton Art Society will explore relationships with the landscape.

“Our Riverina was originally planned to be a series of exhibitions across the region,” explains curator Jason Richardson.

“We’ve adapted to uncertainty and social-distancing and created short video portraits of local artists.”

Our Riverina is supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Western Riverina Arts on behalf of the NSW Government. 

Regional artists have distinct connections to the landscape and, in this introduction to the Our Riverina videos, curator Jason Richardson acknowledges Country and its influence on his creative output.

Three-time Paniz Prize winner Lynne McQuillan discusses her love of the Murrumbidgee River, as well as the Impressionistic style that lends itself to representations of light falling through the River Red Gum forests on the banks.

Lifelong Murrami resident Dorothy Roddy outlines the inspiring landscape and the variations she watches from sunrise to sunset.

Vita Vitelli shares her memories of Toorak Winery and how picking up a paintbrush changed her outlook.

The history of the Leeton Art Society is reflected in memories and a painting by a longtime member, Glenn Saddler. Glenn is also a family member of Penny Paniz, after whom our annual art exhibition is held.