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Mary Leunig, born in Melbourne, 1950.

Attended Footscray North State School and Maribyrnong High.

Studied art at Prahran Institute of Technology 1968-1969, had two children, Joseph and Kitty, and then went back to complete her art studies at Preston Institute of Technology from 1974-1975, majoring in printmaking and drawing.  

Mary Leunig has had the following books of drawings published:

  • ‘There's No Place Like Home’, 1982. Aust, NZ, UK, USA, Canada; Penguin Books
  • ‘A Piece of Cake’, 1985.  Aust, NZ, UK, Canada; Penguin Books
  • ‘Trauts Heim’, 1988. Germany; Scarabaus bei Eichborn (German edition of A Piece of Cake)
  • ‘One Big Happy Family’, 1992. Aust, NZ, UK, Canada; Penguin Books
  • ‘Black White and Grey’, 1995. Aust, NZ, UK; Penguin Books

Artwork has been published in various newspapers and magazines including The Age, Nation Review, Meanjin, Heat Magazine, The Meatworkers Journal, Time, Penthouse, Der Rabe and AWU Magazine.

Mary Leunig has produced images for various government departments, community groups and organisations including:

  • Australian Teachers Union, Stop Domestic Violence
  • Binburra Film Company, Fences
  • Fitzroy Legal Service, Users Guide to Family Law
  • United Nations, Shelter for the Homeless
  • MAV, Support Women in Local Government
  • ABC, ‘After the Beep’ television series
  • Victorian Aids Council, Gay Men's Health Centre
  • Organisation for the Ordination of Women
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival

Other works include:

  • A theatre production titled ‘Daze of our Lives’, based on work by Mary Leunig which was performed by Handspan theatre at the Victorian Arts Centre in 1995 and toured nationally and internationally.
  • An artworker at Victorian Trades Hall Council from 1987-1989 producing drawings, posters, pamphlets and a union banner for Wally Curran and the Meat Workers' Union.  
  • Illustrating ‘Taking Time an Historical Women’s Data Kit' by Yvonne Smith. 

Mary Leunig currently lives in the bush in North Eastern Victoria.