by Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 13 July 2013

Imagine if you had a hidden talent that only existed in your dreams, never being able to be transferred to your real life. What if you then found out that this talent was in fact real? This is kind of what happened to Welsh/Australian artist Lee Hadwin, a man with no inkling of being an artist in his conscious life.

Since the age of 14, Hadwin has been waking in the night to create art on whatever he can lay his hands on – walls, tables, clothes, newspapers – scattering his materials around his apartment for him to find in his sleep.