watercolour on cotton rag paper 2019 29 x 41 cm
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I have always been curious. Curious about life, the environment, ideas in general and how to weave all of these together.
Observational drawing for me not only records what I see it starts the process of art making. Drawing as a process is so interesting, to draw, re-draw and correct, so the flow of information become a series of partnerships between marks, an architecture that can be traced. The process becomes the art and no matter what materials you use, the act of drawing is an interrogation between artist and the point of interest.
The work is about fragments of time, object, drawing, and memory. All coming together to tell the story.
Leigh Camilleri – CV
Dip. Graphic Design 1977 Queensland College of Art (adv. Standing 1989).
Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Arts 1996
Master of Fine Arts 1997 Queensland University of Technology 1998
David Paulson, Warren Palmer, John Rigby, David Fairbairn, Suzanne Archer, Nicholas Harding, Euan Macleod, Idris Murphy, Angus McDonald, Catharine Newell (glass) and Karl Harron (glass). Jo Bertini, Jessica Loughlin (glass) Amanda Simmons (glass), Godwin Bradbeer, Dr. Gerry King (glass), Wilhelm Vernim (glass) drawing and engraving, Ross Laurie.
2019 Spaces unseen and in-between Redland Art Gallery. Qld
2014 ‘Im-per-man-ce: a case of chinese whispers’ – Redland Art Gallery Qld
2009 Sannomiya Museum Towers, Kobe. Japan
2004 Territories, boundaries and people, Redland Regional Art Gallery
2003 New Paintings, Tenneriffe Brisbane
2001 Estuaries, Manly, Brisbane
1997 Masters show – ‘Just a small part of the story’, comprising video, painting, sculpture and photography, the Palace Gallery, South Brisbane.
2019 Images selected for the commercial television series ‘The End’
2019 Tidal – Research Project Tidal’, Tidal collective show Redland Art Gallery
2018 Wish you were here – Adelaide Central School of Art
2018 FINALIST Fleurieu Biennale, South Australia
2018 FINALIST Perc Tucker Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld
2018 Drawn in – Curator and participant 2018 Woolloongabba Art gallery. Qld
2018 FINALIST Morris Landscape Prize. Qld
2017 Selected exhibition Woolloongabba Art gallery Brisbane. Qld
2017 ‘Urban Bushland’ Woolloongabba Art gallery Brisbane.Qld
2017 30 x 30 Art piece gallery exhibition. NSW
2017 ‘Wish you were here’ Adelaide Central School of Art. Adelaide. SA
2017 Moving Canvas Showcase Brisbane Qld.
2017 ‘Locale’ group exhibition curated by Alice Blue Wynnum Manly, Qld
2017 Volunteer selected works from the RAG Collection. Redland Art Gallery Qld.
2016 FINALIST Myself – self portrait Prize, Jugglers Art Space Brisbane Queensland.
2016 FINALIST Marie Ellis Drawing Prize, Jugglers Art Space Brisbane Queensland.
2015 Chelsea Art Fair, New York.
2015 Collected artists, Redland Regional Gallery Qld
2014 FINALIST Glencore Perc Tucker Portrait Prize Townsville Regional Gallery – Qld
2014 Hahndorf Academy – ‘Intertwined’ Sth. Aus
2014 Redland Art Gallery ‘Im-per-man-ce: a case of chinese whispers’ – Qld
2013 Collection and Place – Redland Art Gallery Qld
2012 FINALIST Jacaranda Drawing Prize touring exhibition
2011 FINALIST Kedumba Drawing Prize, NSW
2011 FINALIST CPM Print Awards, Tweed Regional Gallery
2011 ‘Much Loved’, Redland Art Gallery Qld
2011 Red Hill Gallery, ‘Women of Substance’ Brisbane
2010 COMMENDATION Border Art Prize, judge James Powditch
2010 Convergence/Divergence Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong and Kowloon
2010 Nudgee International College. Feature Artist Dimensions 10 exhibition.
2010 WOOD+PAPER Kingaroy
2009 Kedumba Drawing Prize, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2009 15 Artists Redcliffe Art Gallery, Redcliffe
2009 FINALIST CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Regional Gallery
2009 FINALIST Moreton Regions Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery
2009 FINALIST Kobe Biennale – International Container art project
2009 My Case Touring Exhibition Hong Kong, Kowloon, Griffith University
2008 FINALIST Warwick Art Prize
2008 Grafton Print Show, Grafton Regional Gallery
2007 FINALIST – Border Art Prize
2007 Queensland Cancer Fundraiser – curator Ian Smith
2006 FINALIST – Ergon Art Prize – works on paper. Rockhampton, Queensland
2006 FINALIST – Redland Acquisitive Art Prize, Cleveland
2006 FINALIST – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award –
2006 FINALIST – The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Adelaide
2005 Local Landscape Redland Regional Art Gallery
2004 Common Ground, Gallery 482 Brisbane
2004 Soda Gallery, Avalon, Sydney
2003 FINALIST – The Border Art Prize, Gold Coast
2000 WINNER – Brisbane Institute of Art painting Prize
Facilitator – Tutor – Workshops – Curator
2018 Woolloongabba Drawn In 2018 exhibition, Brisbane Queensland
2017 Duthy Street Drawing Workshop, Adelaide
2016 Redland Art Gallery – Life drawing
2013 Redland Art Gallery – Life drawing
2012 – 2015 Yurara Art Group – Life drawing/still life
2012 – Coochie Art Group – Still life drawing
2006 – 2017 – Facilitation of life drawing, design, drawing and landscape painting and drawing groups activities. Including Art Shed group – Albion
2018 Townsville Lenton art space.
2017 Artist Residency – Ballarat and Mt. Macedon Victoria
2016 Whanganui – Glass arts Residency. New Zealand
2014 Portland Oregon USA – Manzanita Artists Collective
2013 Oatka Glass School – the familiar glass residency. New York
2012 Winderlup Painting residency South Australia
2010 Red Studio Redcliffe College of Excellence – 12 month residency
2014 Redland City Gallery. Qld
2011 Kedumba Drawing Collection, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2010 Hong Kong Print International.
2009 Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery,
2009 Moreton Bay College Art Collection,
2007 Warner Bros. Movies
2005 Base Architecture and Design
2004 Redland Shire Council
2001 Mirvac (3 works)
2018 – Fleurieu Biennale Catalogue
2018 – Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Catalogue
2014 -‘Im-per-man-ce: a case of chinese whispers’ – Redland Art Gallery Qld
2010 – Hong Kong Print International Catalogue
1996 – QUT student catalogue
1996 – Inside out QUT Magazine