Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Arts

It is an honour to have won ACON’s Cayte Latta memorial award for visual arts! I’ve donated 20% of the prize money back to ACON and will use the remainder to paint some of the wonderful LGBTQI+ community heroes I met at the award ceremony.

ACON is an Australian, New South Wales based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

Established in 1985, we’re here to end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV. – acon.org.au

To find out more or get involved, visit https://www.acon.org.au/

Photo courtesy of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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My artwork is hanging in a Profit-for-Purpose Hotel with rooms designed by inspirational women like Sia and Sally Rugg!

Inspirational Australian women have designed rooms in two hotels that put profits towards programs supporting women and girls. Sia, Lee-Lin Chin, Nakkiah, Missy Higgins, Tina Arena, Bindi Irwin, Deborah Mailman and Sally Rugg each had input on their room designs, and the opening was good fun!

I’m so happy to be supporting by hanging a painting in Sally Rugg’s Pride room, a safe space for queer women and non-binary people. Proceeds from the sale of this piece (as well as artwork by Bluethumb Artists in other rooms) will go directly towards the frontline of Song Hotel’s programs and services. Thanks to Jenny Valentish for the great write up ‘A night in Sydney with a Sia chandelier and Bindi Irwin’s khaki shirts’ in The Guardian 🦄🌈🎉

Upcoming Art Show in Sydney

Come along for my opening night on 12th July in Sydney with art from 17 artists, music from Mnmlych and Ben Richards, select wine and a digital discovery experience (bring a smartphone or tablet to open the virtual doors behind each original artwork).

RSVP essential at Artfuly’s Eventbrite page and share with your friends using the Facebook event.

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BLACKLISTED presents new work by Kim Leutwyler

Blacklisted at Black Penny
Come check out the opening party on Feb 18th with free drinks on arrival!!

One of my favorite bars, Black Penny, has transformed the back half of their establishment into an art gallery/installation space called ‘Blacklisted’. They showcase some of the raddest designers, illustrators, sculptors, street artists and painters from across Sydney and Australia. I’m thrilled to be showing my work during Sydney Mardi Gras!

When
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 8:00pm until 11:00pm
Exhibit runs for one week.

Check out more details and event updates by clicking here!

Your Invitation to ‘Inquisitarium’

I would love to see you at my second exhibition in Melbourne this January! This show is also part of the Midsumma Lineup, and does not require RSVP. Enjoy!

WHEN     Opening: 14 Jan 5 – 7pm Exhibition: 15 – 31 Jan Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

TICKETS  Free 

WHERE   1 Spring Street

GETTING THERE Tram: Any tram along Collins, Spring or Flinders Sts. Train: City loop to Parliament

 http://midsumma.org.au/program/visual-arts/inquisitarium

LGBTQ Aussie Fest: An Artist Abroad

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Painting exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne, lining up with yearly LGBTQ celebrations. Become a backer and get original art & cool stuff!

After moving to Australia, my work caught the eye of two amazing galleries that would like to display my paintings during their yearly LGBTQ festivals. They’d also like me to display my art on cool stuff! Backers of this Kickstarter Project will help fund the materials and expenses, and will help me to pick which paintings and merch to display! I’ve got my art on a ton of cool stuff ranging from prints, T’s, tanks, cases, hoodies, throw pillows and more! These will be the rewards, along with my original artwork.

Check it out at: http://kck.st/188nup8

Kickstarter Adopt-a-Painting Project

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Over the next few weeks I will be packing up my life and moving to Australia with my partner! Im am so excited to embark on this new adventure, and to explore cultural differences in my work! 

This Kickstarter Adopt-a-Painting Project will provide funds for creating a new series of 12 paintings featuring Queer-identified Australian women.  The new body of work will be exhibited at a local Australian gallery this year! And the best part is: My paintings are the rewards!  By pledging to fund this project you are adopting an existing or new painting

Find out more about the details and rewards at:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kimleutwyler/adopt-a-painting-project