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