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Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts  |  Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts  |  Master of Creative Practice

Randal Leach is an accomplished visual artist, highly regarded for his ability to record historical narratives through contemporary medium and transform them into powerful New Zealand Art  statements.

Of Ngati Porou descent, Leach’s work embraces a Māori narrative, while exploring ideas that place these concepts into a modern-day context. He has a very rare skill in being able to translate these indigenous narratives and issues into powerful images that reflect very strongly current contemporary New Zealand art thinking.

Randal has been actively involved in the development of contemporary Māori Visual Arts since he graduated from the prestigious visual arts school, Toihoukura in 1995. Leach was awarded his Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts in 2011 from the Eastern Institute of Technology, his Bachelor in Māori Performing Arts in 2013 from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and his Masters in Creative Visual Arts Practice in 2018 from the Eastern Institute of Technology. Over the years he has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.

As an artist he utilises a lot of line work, he is a lover of line. Lines hold for him many deeply rooted conceptual and historical associations. The lines in his paintings combine all of his influences, experiences, and interests to describe a sense of perfection.  

Lines tell a story, a narrative, they celebrate the sounds of my life.


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