Leonie Rhodes BA              13.09.1982

0499089424                                         17 Watson st Camp Hill Brisbane 4152

Education and Qualifications

  • Chelsea School of Art (University of the Arts London)BA Honors Fine Art (2.1) June 2005

  • Figurative sculpture 3-month intensive 

   New York studio school September 2003

  • Cambridge regional college Art Foundation 2002: Distinction

  • Long road Sixth from college 2001:

 A-level Art: A

 A-level Art history: A

 A-level Media studies: A

  • Parkside College Cambridge 1999

 GCSE      A* A* A* A B B B C C

  • In 2006 I became an elected and sponsored member of the Chelsea Arts club. Alongside my academic and recordable practice I have been making work in underground street settings for twenty years.

Exhibitions and Relevant Employment

  • 9 internal exhibitions at Chelsea school of Art

  • 2003 New York studio school summer exhibition

  • Solo show Brooklyn Warehouse New York

  • 2003 La’ Caserne Group show Paris

  • Trinity Buoy wharf: 2004 and 2005 Group shows 

  • The Kings Road church: Group show 2005

  • group show Dalston warehouse. 2005

  • solo show Bethnal Green warehouse 2005

  • Chelsea summer show: 2005

  • Feb 2006- Feb 2008. Kids Company. I became an artist for a charity called Kids Company, supporting profoundly vulnerable young people. I managed and curated large high profile exhibitions across London.

  • Hackney warehouse group show 2006

  • Hackney warehouse solo show 2006

  • Battersea park group show 2007

  • Solo Installation and curated group show. Street level Centre Camberwell.

  • 2008. 3 installations at Shoreditch Town Hall. 

  • 2008. Co curated, managed and exhibited in ‘Demons and Angels’ an exhibition involving 500 young people at Shoreditch Townhall.

  • 2009. Solo Show. Binna Burra. Lamington National Park. 

  • 2010: Installation and photography exhibition Binna Burra

  • July 2011: Works on Canvas Solo exhibition. Gold Coast Arts Centre

  • October 2011: Earth:Now:Being Exhibition. Hertfordshire and London. UK

  • 2012: Swell Sculpture Festival. Currumbin. QLD. 5 works were acquired by the Gold Coast Council and will remain on display at Coolangatta library on the Gold Coast. 

  • 2013 ‘Gold Coast Art festival’, new small works

  • 2012/13 and 2013/14. Woodford festival small works.

  • April 2013. I was ‘International artist in Focus’ at the Surfers Paradise Festival. Large scale participatory works.

  • October 2013. Brisbane Airport ‘Art with Altitude’. Large scale sculpture and participatory works involving 500 young people.

  • December 2013.  ‘Sculpture by the Tree’. Small works. Bronze

  • 2014 I  ‘Uncle Jack Charles Significantly Small’ for the Swell Sculpture festival. The Hinge Gallery purchased the piece, which will remain on permanent display. 

  • ‘The Gold Coast Gallery’ exhibition  ‘Uncle Jack Charles’ (original piece) and ‘Multiversical’ a large scale participatory artwork which involved workshops with 250 children.

  • March 2014 Gold Coast Art festival. Small works. Bronze 

  • September 2014. Swell Sculpture festival. Bronze

  • 2015. Jan. Short listed for the National Gold Coast Art Prize

  • Feb 2015 winner ‘ The People’s Choice Award’ in The Gold Coast Art Prize. 

  • Sep 2015 Swell Sculpture festival. Public participatory piece. ‘#thewall’ a interactive public graffiti wall and bronze. 

  • October 2015. Solo show The Hinge Gallery. Dust Temple. Sculpture. Installation. performance. Public interactivity. 

  • Installation, month long exhibition and workshops at ArtPlay. Federation Square Melbourne

  • jan 2016 Exhibition at Analogue Gallery Brisbane

  • August 2016 Resin Installation. Shoreditch, London

  • September 2016 Resin Installation. Gydwir st Cambridge

  • January 2017. ‘Through our eyes’ Installation and Exhibition working with children with special needs. Mudgeeraba 

  • March 2017. Shortlisted. Powerhouse Brisbane. Melt Portrait Prize

  • April 2017. 13 pieces forming a large installation/solo area in the Hatchery space ‘Signs of the time’ a street art exhibition at ACGC. 

  • April 2017 Two permanent installs. The Culprit Club and bench expresso. Brisbane. 

  • Install during First Coat festival. Toowoomba.

  • March 2018. Shortlisted. Powerhouse Brisbane. Melt Portrait Prize

  • April 2018. ‘Various Artists’ Graffiti exhibition Brisbane

  • April 2018. Commonwealth Games Commission

  • April. Install ‘Super Souvenir’ Gallery exhibition and workshops

  • June 2018. Solo Show at Penny Contemporary Gallery


158 private commissions since 2008.

56 Murals in schools