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Neika Lehman

Neika Lehman is a writer and artist living and working on Kulin Country.

Neika works in freelance and institutional spaces across publishing, academia and film. Her recent work has featured in Australian publications such as The Saturday Paper, The Lifted Brow, un Magazine, and Art Almanac among others. She has curated and exhibited in several shows across Melbourne and Hobart | nipaluna. Neika speaks at national and international writers, film and arts festivals, gallery public programs and academic conferences.

Neika grew up in Tasmania | lutruwita and descends from the Trawlwoolway peoples of north east Tasmania. Their ancestral and contemporary stories inform her written and visual practice.

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