Leigh Hobba, CV

Leigh Hobba
Lives and works in Richmond, Tasmania.

“Southernwood”

P.O. Box 49 Richmond. Tas. 7025

ph 0488279733

leigh@hobba.com

https://www.leighhobba.online

 

Early/mid career work includes performance, video installation and exhibitions at major galleries throughout Australia and Internationally;
Highlights include: 1976 –80 Performances, Installations and collaborations focused around the

Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

1979 Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide Festival Centre Gallery

1980 Paris Biennale des Jeunes, Paris
1982 Festival D’Automne Paris
1982 Sydney Biennale (Visions in disbelief)
1985 Australian Centre for Photography Sydney
1986 Biennale of Sydney (Originality and Beyond)
1988 Performance Space Sydney
1992 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (print work with Tony Coleing) Art Gallery of New South Wales (7th International Video Festival

1994  Sao Paolo, Brazil

1995  Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1996  Queensland Art Gallery

 Adelaide Festival and Containers ’96, Copenhagen, Denmark

 Tasmanian Museum and Art Galley

1997  Fotofeiss, Edinburgh, Scotland

1998  Artspace, Sydney

2003 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

2003 – 7 ; multiple performances, video/sound work and installations in artist run spaces and University Galleries, e.g. CAST (Hobart), Plimsoll Gallery (UTAS), Monash University Gallery, Fireworks Galley (Brisbane),  Brisbane City Gallery, DanceHouse Melbourne, Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Long Gallery, Hobart.

Employment.
1978/9 – Director, Aboriginal Studies in Music, University of Adelaide

1980 – 89 Overseas and Australia professional art

practice/residencies/various school / Art School contract teaching

appointments.

1989 – 2015 Employed as founding academic of the Video Department at the Tasmania School of Art.

Residencies include:
University of Western Australia
Experimental Art Foundation
Cite International des Arts Paris
University of Tasmania
Bundanon, NSW

 


Peer recognised appointments/awards during this time include:

1993 Australia Council Visual Arts and Crafts Board Fellowship 

Panel member, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board

Board Member, Visual Arts and Crafts Board, Australia Council.

Peer assessor, New Media Arts Board

Antarctic Humanities Berth peer assessor.

Australian Research Council Research Audit d peer assessor

PHD Research supervisor and examiner.

Chair, Paris McCulloch studio committee.

Peer assessors register Australia Council (Current)

Major Curatorial projects
1983 Curator, ANZART – Australian New Zealand Art Exchange d Hobart 1994 Out of the Analogue, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
1997 Pulse Friction, Plimsoll Gallery
1999 Immediate (Installations of New Media), Plimsoll Gallery
2001 Spatial (Sound Installations) Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart. 2005/12  Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart.

3 exhibitions of work from artists at the McCulloch studio , Paris Recent Career work relevant to this application.

 

Recent work - 2007 -

2007 – Leigh Hobba – The Space of Presence.Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

“The first major survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most highly regarded video, and performance, installation and sound artists” (Craig Judd – Senior curator, TMAG)

2010 Fugues for Frank – curatorial/installation with Michael Kieran-Harvey, Bond Store TMAG for MOFO (Mona Foma – Festival of Music and Art)

2010 Propositions – Media Dance performance( from Bundanon residencies) with Wendy Morrow and Trevor Patrick (CAT Hobart– for MOFO)

2010  Conceptual – Sculpture/video performance installation CAT Gallery,

Hobart.

2011  Seeing Double – media/ performance installation – Hobart/Malaysia

2012 Fia Fia  Jean P Hayden Gallery – American Samoa – Digital Prints
Tama Samoa – Video Documentary from South Pacific Arts Festival

2013 – Sailing to Samoa – in Acts of Exposure. HD Video, multi channel audio, performed text, digital prints 

2013 – Death of a Fish – video installation  Hobart City Art Prize,TMAG, Hobart.
2016 Geologies with Wendy Morrow. – Theatre Royal/Queenstown Unconformity Festival.
Video/performed text, light as medium and design, GOBO light design and

installation, traditional and digital woodcut prints installation, music for String Quartet, sound for/with dancer Wendy Morrow (movement)

2017 September(work in progress) – 'Pure World 1" for Proof of Life – artist’s book (A3 linen screened and editioned) with performed text audio. Group show – Long Gallery, Hobart,touring

2017. Launceston General Hospital. Ward 4D public art commission.

2018  TIDAL - Burnie Art Gallery - single channel video.

          Royal Hobart Hospital development public art commission with Milan Milojevic.(due for completion August 2019)