Leann J Edwards, born in 1962 at Robinvale, Victoria, is a descendant of the Mara tribe from the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the Wiradjuri tribe from central New South Wales. She completed a three-year Koori Art and Design course at the East Gippsland College of TAFE and has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas. She was part of the Indigenous Global Art Exchange and spent time at the Zuni School in New Mexico and the Choctaw Tribal School in 2000. Leann hopes to foster a greater appreciation of the Aboriginal people and culture through her art. She has worked as an area Koori Perspective teacher and as artist in residence at primary and secondary schools.