Nick Leavey

National Committee: 
Position: 
NC Member

Nick attended Ravensbourne College of Art and Canterbury College of Art, Kent UK, before gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Brunel University. He taught design in high schools and tertiary institutions in the UK and Australia for over 20 years. An on-going interest in traditional representational art saw him return to full time studies at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, where he won the Sydney Mechanics’ Scholarship, The Marjorie Santow award for fine tonal drawing, and gained a Diploma in Fine Art in painting and drawing.
Nick has run Atelier Art Classes in Brisbane since 2010 where he teaches and pursues his own art practice. Nicks work is represented in private and public collections in Australia and overseas. His art practice encompasses Painting and Drawing, Sculptural and other three-dimensional work, and printing.

Education

1980-83 BA (Hons.) Graphic Design and the History of Art. Canterbury College of Art (UK)
1986-87 Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Brunel University (UK)
1995-96 Life drawing and painting David Paulson studio, Brisbane
2005-07 Workshops. Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
2007 Intaglio printing, West End Studio. Brisbane
2008-09 Scholarship student. Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

Employment Etc.
1986-2006 Secondary School Teacher
2010-Present Principal, Atelier Art Classes, Salisbury
2011-Present Occasional teacher of drawing and life drawing, GOMA, Brisbane
2012-2015 Vice President, Royal Queensland Art Society
2016- present Art Space, Mackay - Plein air workshops
2014- Present Owner of plastercasts.com.au

Exhibitions, awards, Etc.

2005-6 Life drawing Coordinator / tutor, Redcliffe Art Society
2005 ‘Drawn from life’, Redcliffe
2005 Featured artist, Seaside Artists Gallery, Redcliffe
2006 15 Artists Exhibition, Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe
2007 Folio Exhibition, Half Dozen Group, Brisbane
2007 Christmas exhibition, Arthouse Gallery, Mackay
2008 Julian Ashton Art School invitational 9x5 Exhibition, Sydney
2008 Julian Ashton Art School Student and Teacher Exhibition
2008 Marjorie Santow Award for fine tonal drawing, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
2008 Sydney Mechanics Scholarship for 2009, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
2009 Julian Ashton Art School invitational 9x5 Exhibition, Sydney
2009 Julian Ashton Art School Student and Teacher Exhibition
2009 Diploma of Fine Art, drawing and painting, Julian Ashton Art School,Sydney
2010 A showcase of Australian Representational Art. Salisbury. Group exhibition.
2011 Evolving traditions, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Redcliffe. Group exhibition.
2011-14 Finalist Moreton Bay Region Art Prize, Pine Rivers.
2011 Concept or tradition? West End, Brisbane.
2012 History lost – The damming of the Connors River. Artspace, Mackay.
2012- Present RQAS Group Exhibitions and competitions
2014 Rotary Art prize finalist, Brisbane
2015 Rotary Art prize finalist, Brisbane
2016 Rotary Art prize finalist, Brisbane
2017 Rotary Art prize finalist, Brisbane
2016 Finalist & Highly commended. Queensland Figurative Prize RQAS
2016 ‘Up over, Down Under’. Two man show. Somerset, UK.2017
2018 Finalist Queensland figurative Prize
2018 Winner of the Harold and Agnes Richardson drawing prize RQAS
2018 World Art Games UK, Celebration Exhibition. Somerset, UK
2019 Artist in residence Pine Rivers SHS. Queensland

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