About

Leah Bullen is an Australian artist. She is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy, in practice-led research (Painting), at the School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT. She works between Canberra and Northern NSW.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2012- Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, Research School of Humanities, School of Art, ANU, ACT.
2005 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), First Class Honours, School of Art, ANU, ACT.
2004 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), School of Art, ANU, ACT.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017 One Way or Another, (with Susan Chancellor), ANU School of Art and Design Foyer Gallery, Acton, ACT.
2016 Retronauts, (with Sara Roberts), ANCA Gallery, Dickson, ACT. Curated by Kathleen Linn.
2015 Retroneers, (with Sara Roberts), Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Marrickville, NSW. Curated by Kathleen Linn.
2012 Imaginitis, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Braddon, ACT.
2011 Everywhen, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS.
2010 Shutterbug, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT.
2009 Friday on my Wall, (with Helen Shelley), Painting Workshop, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2008 Bodies Full of Sentences, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW.
2007 Nothing goes Away, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT.
2007 Showcase, Mount Majura Vineyard, Canberra, ACT.

Group Exhibitions

2017 Naturally Yours, School of Art and Design Gallery, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2017 94th Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW.
2017 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Gymea, NSW.
2017 Sentiment, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS. Curated by Patrick Sutczak and Aaron Fell-Fracasso.
2017 miniature, Collab Gallery, Chippendale, NSW. Curated by Susannah Smith and Heather Tralaggen.
2017 Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize, Webb Gallery, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD.
2016 Egg and Dart Xmas Show, Egg and Dart Gallery, Thirroul, NSW.
2016 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA.
2016 DELVE, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2016 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
2015 Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS.
2015 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Gymea, NSW.
2015 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA.
2014 Contemporary’s Contemporaries, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW. Curators Eloise Cato and Elyse Goldfinch.
2013 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney, NSW. Curator Julie Rrap.
2013 Interplay, 107 Projects, Redfern, NSW. Curators Kathleen Linn, Peter Johnson and Sophia Cai.
2012 Establishment – Clean Living, CAST, Hobart, TAS. Curators Fernando do Campo and Catherine Wolfhagen.
2012 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC.
2011 Placemarks, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Curator Carol Archer.
2011 2 × 4 @ M16, M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT.
2011 Crush, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2011 Exploration Eleven, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2011 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC.
2010 Christmas $ellabration, M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT.
2010 Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Prize, Melbourne, VIC.
2010 The Bold and the Beautiful, CCAS Member’s Show, Manuka, ACT.
2010 Eaglehawk Art Award, Mechanics Institute, California Gully, VIC.
2010 Partly Cloudy, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2010 A Brush with Verse, Old Powerhouse, Tenterfield, NSW.
2009 Painters of Modern Life, Painting Workshop, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2008 Four Walls, The Hive Gallery, Braddon, ACT.
2007 Cellar Showcase 2007, Mount Majura Vineyard, Canberra, ACT.
2007 22 nd Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW.
2006 Blaze2006, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House, Braddon, ACT.
2006 Visage, CCAS Members Show, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, ACT.
2006 picture this…painting alumni 2000-2006, Travelling Exhibition, VCA Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC.
2006 picture this…painting alumni 2000-2006, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2006 21 st Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW.
2005 Graduate Show 2005, ANU School of Art, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2005 You can’t do this on television, The Front Gallery, Lyneham, ACT.
2004 We woke up early this morning, Australian National Capital Artists, Dickson, ACT.
2003 The Foreigners Apartment Show, Prague, Czech Republic.
2003 AVU Graduate Show, AVU, Prague, Czech Republic.

Publications

Essay: Brooke, J, ‘One Way of Another’, self published, March 2017.
Essay: Linn, K,, ‘Retronauts’ self published, March 2016.
Catalogue: Linn, K, Retroneers, self published, July 2015.
Catalogue: Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney, 2013.
Catalogue: Establishment, Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, 2012.
Room Brochure: Broker, D, ‘Leah Bullen – Imaginitis’, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, October 2012.
Review: ‘Leah Bullen – Lay it on Thick’, Norris, Y, http://uselesslines.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/leah-bullen-lay-it-on-thick/, 29/7/10.
Article: ‘Local artist explores what the body has to say’, The Armidale Independent, Feb 6, 2008, pp 12.
Review: Machalias, H,‘ Human tragedy on a daily basis’, The Armidale Express, Feb 6, 2008, pp 4.
Catalogue: picture this, ANU School of Art, Australian National University, 2006, pp 42-3.
Room Brochure: Broker, David, ‘Blaze2006’, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Dec 2006.
Review: Stockdill, John, ‘Fragments, Beeswax and Dropped Chicken’, Artlook, issue #07, Dec 2004/Jan 2005, pp 20-1.
Catalogue: Graduate Show 2005, ANU School of Art, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Dec 2005, pp 56.
Catalogue: Green, ANU Graduate Show 2004, ANU School of Art, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Dec 2004, pp 43.
Interview: O’Brien, P, ‘We Woke Up Early This Morning’, Artsound FM, Canberra, ACT.

Grants, Prizes and Awards

2017 Selected finalist – Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
2017 Selected finalist – Elaine Birmingham National Watercolour Prize
2016 Winner – Jasco Start Your Studio Art and Design Scholarship
2016 Selected finalist – Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
2016 Winner – Trustees’ Watercolour Prize, Wynne Prize
2015 Selected finalist – Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
2015 Selected finalist – Hutchins Art Prize
2015 Highly commended – Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
2013 Selected finalist – Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize
2012 Recipient – Australian Postgraduate Award
2011 Selected finalist – Pleysier Perkins Art Prize
2011 Recipient – artsACT Project Funding New Work Grant
2008 Winner – CAPO Singapore Airlines Travel Grant
2008 Finalist – Windmill Trust Scholarship
2005 Winner – Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Parker Financial Award
2005 Winner – EASS Bradley Allen Acquisition
2005 Winner – EASS KPMG Acquisition
2005 Winner – EASS ANU Acquisition and Loan Collection Award
2005 Winner – EASS Henry Ergas Acquisition

Residencies

2014 Artist in residence, Hill End, NSW.
2012 Artist in residence, Bundanon Trust, Nowra, NSW.
2011 Artist in residence, Cataract Gorge, Launceston, TAS.
2011 Artist in residence, Bundanon Trust, Nowra, NSW.
2011 Visiting artist, Australian National University, Acton, ACT.
2009 Visiting artist, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
2008 Artist in residence, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW.
2006 Artist in residence, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Braddon, ACT.

Collections

ACT Legislative Assembly
New England Regional Art Museum
EASS Acquisition and Loan Collection, Australian National University
University of New England Art Collection
Bundanon Trust Collection
Ergas Collection
Pleysier Perkins Collection
KPMG Canberra Collection
Parker Financial Collection
Bradley Allen Collection
Private collections in Australia and the United States

Professional Experience

2008-14 Sessional Lecturer, Painting Workshop, School of Art, ANU, ACT.
2009 Graduate in Residence, Painting Workshop, School of Art, ANU, ACT.
2007 Sessional Lecturer, Core Studies Workshop, School of Art, ACT.
2006-7 Mentor and Teaching Assistant, Painting Workshop, School of Art, ANU, ACT.
2006 Teacher, Continuing Education, Visual Art/Open Art Program, ANU, ACT.