Leon van de Graaff arts resume:
1994 Canberra School of Art BA Fine Arts
EWP operator, Working at Height, Rigger (Basic), Electrical Test and Tag, Senior First Aid, Construction Induction “White Card”, AS4488 Twin Rope Access and Rescue (expired), Manual Handling.
Selected Arts Employment
2020 Public Art Officer - RenuWall Program, Moreland City Council, VIC
2019 Acting Public Art Officer, Moreland City Council, VIC
2013 - 2019 periodic Acting Curator (approx 10 months total), Counihan Gallery, Brunswick VIC
2012 - present Gallery Assistant/Lead Installer, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick VIC
2010 - 2012 Director, Studio 246 multi-discipline arts venue, Brunswick, VIC
2009 - 2011 Multimedia Technical Team Leader, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC
2008 Install Technician, ACMI, VIC
Brunswick Arts Space, ENTRY 20.10, second prize, for: The Great Experiment, video and mixed media assemblage in box.
he Interactive Game Art and Virtual Environment (I-GIVE) Awards 2004, for PayPerViewArt sculpture series
2016 Hypnotic Rhythms, Visual rhythms in Australian contemporary video art, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
2014 Golf Club!, Brunswick Arts Space
2013 In The Public Interest, co-curator with Victor Griss, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Angry Birds / Hostile Eden, EC window, Brunswick Arts
2010 The Illusion of Permanence, Brunswick Arts, dioramas and found object assemblages
2009 OK Commuter, Vitrine space Platform Arts. SMS activated robots in tram simulation..
2003 A Penny For Your Thoughts, Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for Live Arts. Coin Operated Sculptures
1998 Constructed Realities, Campbell Mahoney Exhibiting Space, Brisbane. Work: small bamboo, egg shell and mixed media sculptures. plus 2 large mixed-media sculptures.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Expanding Room, evenings of listening at Tape Projects, Curated by Michael Prior & Eamon Sprod. Work: Feuge in 240VAC for Guitars and Fluorescent Lamps
2016 Is This Thing On?, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, curated by Catherine Connolly and Victor Griss. Work: A Show About Everything and Nothing. The episode where Leon and YURI get Drunk and Sing (two 2m tall talking, singing & hand-shaking robots).
2015 Desire Lines, Brunswick Arts Space, work: Trig Station Zebra, mixed media installation.
2012 Metamour, Brunswick Arts, Brunswick VIC, curated by John A Stevens, work: Gentle as the Sound of Light, installation from found fluorescent lighting, acoustic audio amplification and found materials
2011 Poles Apart, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, curated by Natalya Maller, work: Untitled (Colour Meditation), single-channel video.
2011 Small Works Small Spaces, Northern Exposure Festival, High St Northcote, curated by Belinda Wiltshire. Untitled, Site-specific installation.
2011 Cutting Edge Gadgets of the 1980s, Upstairs, Collingwood VIC, curated by Alister Karl. Work: Have We Got A Video? 5 channel video installation on 16 found TVs, using found VHS content and live video.
2010 Celluloid Cave, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, curated by Natalya Maller, work: Hunter / Ritual V1.3
2008 2020? project, curated by Ash Keating, Meat Market art centre, North Melbourne, for Next Wave Festival. Work: untitled installation of projections, time-lapse & live camera projections using salvaged & obsolete AV equipment.