Vince Leggo Artist in Residence at Retford Park

Vince will be working on an illustrated horror novel DELICT while at Retford Park. The mansion and grounds are the perfect setting for Vince to develop their illustrated novel exploring the pain and intimate horror of being authentically oneself. DELICT will cover themes such as internalised homophobia, hypochondria, suicide and self harm, and the fear of allowing oneself to be seen, fully and completely, by another person.   

Keep an eye on the STA Social media stream for pop-up talks and opportunities during the residency. 

About the Artist

Vince Leggo is and emerging artist completely dedicated to their craft. They do nothing if it is not related in some way to art – which has lead to a nicely rounded physique, colloquially known as the Couch Potato. Outside the visual arts, Vince is also a published author, clothing designer, and professional drag performer: not to mention their recently burgeoning comedy career. Beyond well-rounded, and the definition of personable, Vince has the uncanny ability to hold a conversation with anyone they meet. 

See more of Vince’s work at their webpage  or Instagram. Read an excerpt of DELICT.

Retford Park is a place of great heritage significance. Gifted to the nation by James Fairfax AC in 2016. the property includes a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence surrounded by magnificent gardens and sculptures. Retford Park is managed by the National Trust of Australia (NSW). Visit the website. 

STA have designed a self-led ‘InstaStory’ tour of the grounds that give you a sense of the property grandness. 

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