Leah Collins

Senior Writer

Since 2015, Leah Collins has been senior writer at CBC Arts, covering Canadian visual art and digital culture in addition to producing CBC Arts’ weekly newsletter (Hi, Art!), which was nominated for a Digital Publishing Award in 2021. A graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's journalism school (formerly Ryerson), Leah covered music and celebrity for Postmedia before arriving at CBC.

Latest from Leah Collins


Krystle Silverfox moved from B.C. to the Yukon — to a town so small it doesn't have an art supply store

The Sobey Art Award nominee is rethinking how she makes art as she prepares for her upcoming show at the National Gallery in Ottawa.

A big bronze 'Couch Monster' has arrived in Toronto

The elephantine bronze sculpture was unveiled this week outside the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

After blanketing Toronto with psychedelic murals, street-art duo Clandestinos is moving inside

For the first time ever, artists Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky (a.k.a. Clandestinos) are throwing their own gallery show in Toronto after a decade bringing their work to city walls.

Santee Smith's latest work is a family affair, one involving four generations of Kahnyen'kehàka artists

The sculpture, debuting Friday at Toronto's Gardiner Museum, tells a story of reclaiming Indigenous knowledge and culture.

Here's the 2022 Sobey Art Award shortlist

Considered one of the biggest honours in Canadian art, five finalists will compete for the $100,000 grand prize.

Who steals a $160 M painting just to hide it in their bedroom for 32 years?

Were they an ordinary couple or thrill-seeking art thieves? Hot Docs film The Thief Collector tells the wild tale of a stolen de Kooning.

Shows are back! 14 Canadian cultural events to attend in Spring/Summer 2022

Dozens of Canadian music festivals, comedy shows and art fairs are finally back this year after years of pandemic cancellations.

Get ready for the pandemic tattoo boom

You're not the only one who wants a tattoo right now. Canadian artists are fully booked as studios reopen.

Betting on the Bridgerton Ball — immersive pop-up experiences are back

Is this what we waited all pandemic to do again? Entertainment companies are betting on it, Netflix included. The streamer opened a Bridgerton-inspired attraction earlier this month in Montreal.

Baffled by all the immersive art exhibits happening across Canada? Here's a guide for you

From van Gogh to Klimt and Frida Kahlo, immersive art shows displaying artists’ work with dazzling moving images and lights remain a fixture this year.