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Leslie Eastman

Dr

20022018
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Personal profile

Biography

A graduate of Melbourne University and RMIT, Leslie Eastman has held over twenty solo and collaborative exhibitions nationally, at venues such as ACCA, Linden and Experimenta, and internationally. He has been the recipient of grants from the Australian Film Commission, the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria.

His installation works utilise a range of media including lenses and light, large scale mirrors, drawing and video to explore the deceptively simple fact of our presence in and perception of the world.

Leslie has often worked in collaboration with both artists and writers as a way of questioning conventional assumptions about authorship as well as working in response to a situation or location as a way of extending and testing the role of art practice and its outcomes. In recent years he has worked with New York based artist Natasha Johns-Messenger on six projects, including XYZ-NYC held in New York in 2011.

For the past two years Leslie was a key member of Light Projects, an experimental project space in Melbourne which held over thirty exhibitions by local and international artists addressing themes of psychoanalysis and perception.

Recent exhibitions include: A Scintillation of Particles and Waves, with Michael Graeve, Westspace, September 2016; The Observer Effect, Swinburne University, August 2016; For the Time Being 2016, 'Dancing Umbrellas' (curated by Sue Cramer) Heide Museum of Art, February 2016; Corrected Perspective, Darebin Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead, October 2014.

Leslie is a Senior Lecturer and Painting Programme Coordinator in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University.

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Projects 2007 2014

Research Output 2002 2018

  • 27 Curation
  • 24 Commissioned or Visual Artwork
  • 2 Audio / Visual Recording

AirLightForm

Eastman, L. & Johns-Messenger, N., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

Openings & Closings

Eastman, L., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

For the Being of Time - SM - AMA 2017

Eastman, L., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

Heliotrope

Eastman, L., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

The Illuminated Field

Eastman, L., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Blindside ARI (External organisation)

Leslie Eastman (Member)
1 Jun 20151 Nov 2017

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Artist's Talk - Monash University Museum of Art

Leslie Eastman (Contributor), Catherine Bell (Contributor), Sanja Pahoki (Contributor), Lisa Radford (Contributor), Nikos Pantazopoulos (Contributor), Spiros Panigirakis (Contributor)
5 Sep 2015

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar