Brief Formal - Sam Leach

August 28, 2018

Sam Leach

Brief Formal

25.0 × 18.0 cm

etching

Edition 18/25
 Sam Leach won both the 2010 Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize for his superb portrait of Tim Minchin and his controversial Wynne Prize for Proposal for Landscaped Cosmos. Leach has long taken animals as his subject matter. In an interview with Andrew Frost, Leach explains his reasons. Employing animals as human metaphors he’s hoping to develop empathy while simultaneously pushing to depict each animal “on its own terms”