Mary Leunig was born in Melbourne in 1950, and currently lives and works in regional Victoria. She began studying art at Prahran Institute of Technology and later Preston Institute of Technology, where she completed her studies, majoring in drawing and printmaking. Her previous books include There’s No Place like Home (1982), A Piece of Cake(1986), One Big Happy Family (1992), and Black and White and Grey (1993). Her work has featured in such publications as the Age, Meanjin, Nation Review, Heat, AWU Magazine, Time, Penthouse, Der Rabe, and the Meatworkers Journal.
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One Good Turn
by Mary Leunig
Published October, 2018
Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
by Kate Manne
Oxford University Press
Published May, 2019
Forgive her, for she knows not what she draws
Women are sometimes portrayed in traditional domestic settings in Leunig’s drawings, but they are never confined to simple human giver roles, or if they are, they chafe against these power dynamics, consciously or unconsciously.