Leroy McLaughlin Yorta Yorta people

Leroy is a Yorta Yorta artist from Echuca who first joined The Torch in 2014. Leroy paints to share his story, and feel pride in having created art that others will enjoy. He states: ‘When I paint all my problems go away, I lose myself in my art’.

In 2017 Leroy exhibited at Museum Victoria in the exhibition ‘Yannae Wirrate Weelam: The Journey Home’, and in 2019 he was awarded the St Kilda Art Supplies Award presented by The Torch. Leroy’s 2018 artwork ‘Dingo’ was selected to be the first limited edition artist print released by The Torch.