Lea-Anne Sheather

Lea-Anne Sheather

“I’ve been really challenged to extend my art making, and to extend how I think and talk about art. I’ve loved crafting the writing as well as making my art,” says Lea-Anne Sheather.

Lea-Anne has been making art as long as she can remember.

“It expresses what I want to say in a way that nothing else does”

She initially chose Whitecliffe’s Master of Fine Arts because she lives in Whakatane and was looking for a qualification she could do mainly by distance; it is a decision she hasn’t regretted.

“The way the programme is planned is very effective and robust. The faculty have been very professional, yet friendly and approachable and it has been brilliant to be with

people who are passionate about the same things and who think in a similar vein, whether it be the faculty or the other students.”


Lea-Anne Sheather