Leigh Anderton-Hall draws from human and natural imagery, urban structures and objects to address personal and collective concerns & fascinations; her work is informed by personal experience, current affairs and mythical archetypes. Predominantly working in series, Leigh builds a narrative through collections of objects which over her career has varied from painting, constructed objects and more recently ceramics.
Leigh Anderton-Hall has spent the last 25 years living and practicing in Whanganui, with her family and various inherited dogs. She currently teaches two days a week at UCOL, the local polytechnic in the Foundation Certificate of Art and Design. Leigh studied Art at Otago Art School, Whitireia Polytechnic, Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui (B.F.A. 1997) and received her M.F.A. from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. In 1995 she won a Mid American Arts Alliance, 3 month residency and travel award through the United States. In 2022 Leigh was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Portage Ceramic awards.