Psycho-siren Leah Shelton creates stylized, guttural, renegade feminist performance art soaked in cult references and dark humour. Her work has taken her from the glamour of Las Vegas to the back streets of Kings Cross, from rigorous training in Japan to live art festivals in New York. With Lisa Fa’alafi, Leah is Co-Director of artist collective Polytoxic, with whom she creates hyper-visual works underpinned by intersectionality, diversity and collaboration. As a solo artist, Leah has played on and off London’s West End and graced the cabaret stages of La Clique, Little Death Club and Vegas Nocturne. Her triptych of solo works interrogating gender and identity have received critical acclaim: ‘Terror Australis’ received numerous awards and toured Australia and France; ‘Bitch On Heat’, directed by UK Performance Art luminary Ursula Martinez, toured major festivals in Australia and Soho Theatre London; and her most recent work ‘Batshit’ premiered to sell-out audiences and 5-star reviews at Brisbane Festival and Melbourne’s Darebin Arts Speakeasy in 2022.
“Simply magnificent … don’t think I’ve ever seen an audience so totally gobsmacked.” (Seesaw Magazine)