cre8tiv studios is an artist studio space located at 27 Atchison Street, St Leonards.

Cre8tiv Studios is managed by local artist, Yvonne Levenston whose paintings explores man and his effects on the environment and endangered species, with particular reference to primates – Gorillas, Orangutans & Chimpanzees. 

Through Yvonne’s practice of printmaking, painting and sculpture, she enjoys pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques to achieve a unique and individual narrative that explores and engages evolution, history, memory and endangered species.

Other artists-in-residence currently working at cre8tiv studios include:

Marta Madison 

Marta has a multi-disciplinary practice encompassing fashion illustration, textile design, product illustration and workshops. She regularly exhibits at Cre8tiv Studios and is currently featured in the June issue of Modern Wedding magazine for her bridal portraits. Visit her studio by appointment 0419251705.





Gallery Manager, Yvonne Levenston is delighted to finally see affordable creative space becoming available in St Leonards.

“I have lived on the North Shore for most of my life but always had my studio space in other parts of Sydney due to lack of local options; I’m really excited to have found a studio space in the new TWT Creative Precinct – right next door to Debbie McKinnon’s fabulous ME Art Space and across the road from the Brand X visual art studio and gallery.  I’m really looking forward to being part of such a burgeoning creative hub. ” said Ms Levenston

Yvonne’s professional 72 x 125cm steel bed heavy duty printing press and workshop area will be available to hire for the day/week by individual artists. 

Read more about Yvonne Levenston and her previous work here. 


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What’s on at cre8tiv studios

Art classes

Yvonne Levenston provides art classes for upper primary, high school students and adults. The sessions can be booked as a private lesson or in small groups max 4 per class. Mediums such as acrylic, inks & charcoal as well as printmaking, sculpture, assemblage and photography will be explored.

Yvonnes’ philosophy is that through experimentation and fun, everyone can find their inner artist – as a contemporary artist, rules are made to be broken.

Pet and Family commissioned portraits

Capture your pet and children in that special moment with a commissioned portrait. Pets of all shapes and sizes are accepted.

The artist, Yvonne Levenston will spend time with you and your family and pet, at your residence (or suitable venue) to sketch your pet/family, take photos* and discuss your preferred style of artwork.

Alternatively the artwork can be made directly from your cherished photo memories.