CV

 

BROOKE LEIGH

–––– formerly Brooke Carlson (1990 – 2017)

b. Sydney, Australia

 

EDUCATION

2017   Master of Fine Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney (USYD)

2015-16   Master of Fine Arts, Mixed Media atelier (student exchange), LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium

2012   Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Sydney College of the Arts, (USYD)

2011   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting atelier (student exchange), Cardiff School of Art & Design, The University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK

 

CURRENT

SCA New Contemporaries, SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts (AU) ––––––– 3 May – 2 June 2018

 

FORTHCOMING


Alice, Interrupted
(solo exhibition), Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka (AU) ––––––– 14 – 24 June 2018
Exhibition opening 6-8pm Thursday 14  &  Artist Talk 3.30pm Sunday 24 June
States and Senses
, Kudos Gallery, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney (curated by Brooke Leigh)  –––––––  30 April – 18 May 2019
States and Senses is an interdisciplinary exhibition with an accompanying public program that aims to build awareness about trauma, the severity of its psychological symptoms and its effects on the body. Artists: Sylvia Griffin, Brooke Leigh, Markela Panegyres and Cecilia White.
Past and Present Tense (group exhibition), Crypt Gallery, London (UK) ––––––– September 2019

LIVE PERFORMANCE

SOLO

2017
Drawn-Out, MCA ARTBAR curated by Julie Rrap, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2016
“Sovereignty is Nothing”, public street, LT-48244, Kaunas, Lithuania
Fracturing Silence, Croxhapox, Gent, België
BEGIN, Croxhapox, Gent, België
Silent performed at OFF-off-ON: Moving Word Part II, Art Cinema OFFoff, Gent, België
IPA Venice | Venice International Performance Art Week – Workshop Series 2016, C32, Venice, Italy

COLLABORATION

2016
Chalk Dialogue, 
(performed with Kimvi Nguyen), Draw to Perform 3, curated by Ram Samocha, Crows Nest Gallery, London, UK
mE/Us(collaboration with Hanna ten Doornkaat) Draw to Perform 3, curated by Ram Samocha, Crows Nest Gallery, London, UK
Po-po-pomo: a Discussion About Hyper-contemperaniety in Art, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK (critic conference performance with Hanna ten Doornkaat, Anne Marie Dendowsky, Patrick Simkins, Martina Van de Gey, Louise Anderson, Lizzie Brewer and Rachel Pearcy)

 

SCREENING

2018
SILENCE (2018), OFFoff Moving Word: periphery––an exhibition dedicated to International Women’s Day curated by Isabel Verhulst, Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent, Belgium

2017
Drawn-Out 
(2017), MCA ARTBAR curated by Julie Rrap, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Searching for Alice (2017), OFFoff Moving Word, CAMPO, Ghent, Belgium

2016
Breath and Weight (2016), LUCA School of Arts Graduation Expo, Ghent, Belgium
Rocks, Glass, Skin and One Breath (2016), LUCA School of Arts Graduation Expo, Ghent, Belgium
Read Me (2015), Is This Art?, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Reigonal Gallery, Sydney (screening by dLux Media Arts)
Read Me (2015), OFFoff-ON: Moving Word Part I, Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent, Belgium

2015
Read Me (2015) Is This Art?, curated by Alex Sutcliffe, Artereal Gallery, Sydney (screening by dLux Media Arts)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Drawn-Out: trace and catharsis, SCA Galleries,

2014
TRACES, Alpha Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Royal Art Society Young Artist Award, Lavender Bay Gallery, Sydney
New Contemporaries, SCA Galleries, The University of Sydney
#ALLTHEFEELS  (group show), curated by Rhianna Walcott, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

2017
Political Seducer’s Diary, curated by Joy Harris, Performance Art Instagram Performance Series, Performance Art Houston, USA

2016
Šilainiai Project: exhibition of international art residency, Kabinetas, Kaunas, Lithuania
The Course of Things Interrupted, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium
FFFF, In De Ruimte, Ghent, Belgium
OFF-off-ON: Moving Word Part II, Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent, Belgium
Boundaries, TUMULT Festival, Ghent, Belgium
A Performative Exhibition, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
Is This Art?, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Reigonal Gallery, Sydney
Art Print Residence AL MÓN, Iluro Foundation, Mataró, Barcelona, Spain

2015
Why So Serious?, NULNULTWEE, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium
Between the Lines, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2014
Order/Disorder, 
Verge Gallery, Sydney
DRAWING ABROADGallery Eight, Sydney

2013
Saatchi Screen
, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Art Alight!, Verge Gallery,  Sydney

2012
Sydney College of the Arts Undergraduate Degree Show, SCA Research Gallery, Sydney
Hornsby Art Prize Finalists, Sydney
Automatic Drawings Series Two, Dedspace Gallery, Sydney

2011
Sydney College of the Arts Undergraduate Show, Sydney
Hornsby Art Prize Finalists, Sydney

2010
Second Year Show, Dedspace Gallery, Sydney

2008
Unilever International Art Project, Tate Modern/London’s National Theatre, London, UK

SELF-CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2015
Between the Lines, Verge Gallery, Sydney (Sara Morawetz, Julie Fragar, Jonathan McBurnie, Harriet Body, Stella McDonald & Brooke Carlson)

2014
Drawing Abroad, Gallery Eight, Sydney (Hanna ten Doornkaat, Paul Lee, Miles Hall, Jonathan McBurnie, Melissa Howe & Brooke Carlson)

 

RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

2016
Artist-in-Residence, Šilainiai Project: public spaces, Kaunas, Lithuania

International Performance Association Venice 2016
Mayday – 10 day intensive workshop on the praxis of performance by VestandPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes)

Body as Autonomous Zone, THE SPACE, London
Workshop with performance artist Poppy Jackson (UK)

LUCA residency at Destelheide, Dworp, Ghent (BE)
Performance workshop with performer Marc Iglesias (BE)
Audio workshop with sound artist Johan Vandermaelen (BE)

A Choir of Wires, Vooruit, Ghent (BE)
Korg Ms20 Synthesizer workshop with renowned audio artist Felix Kubin (DE)

2015
Drawing Becomes Performance, Goldsmiths University, London
Workshop with artist and curator of Draw to Perform Symposium, Ram Samocha

2014
Artist-in-Residence, Art Print Residence, Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain
http://www.artprintresidence.com/EN/Artist-in-residence-Brooke-Carlson.html

AWARDS

2015  —— Royston George Booker Scholarship (Grants-in-Aid) for overseas research, The University of Sydney
2014  —— Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship (PRSS), The University of Sydney
2010  —— Jereome De Costa Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement, The University of Sydney
2008  —– Unilever International Art Project, Tate Modern and National Theatre, London, UK
Awarded first place for Australia, Beauty and Difference: Worlds Apart, an international juried exhibition

CONFERENCES

2014
POPCAANZ Journal of Popular Arts of Australia and New Zealand
Presented written paper entitled, Experiencing The Optical Unconscious at POPCAANZ annual conference in Hobart, Tasmania

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2018
Leigh, Brooke., In The Zero Of Form: a solo exhibition by Hanna ten Doornkaat, exhibition catalogue essay, One Paved Court, London, UK
2017
Carlson, Brooke L. Drawn-Out: trace and catharsis, unpublished Master of Fine Arts thesis, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.
Carlson, B., ‘Moving Marks’PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, 39: 1, pp 58-66, Cambridge: MIT Press. doi: 10.1162/PAJJ_a_00352
2016
Carlson, B., ‘Time trace: A drawn perception’Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 1: 2, pp 223–234, doi: 10.1386/drtp.1.2.223_1
2014
Brooke Carlson, The Optical Unconscious, POPCAANZ Journal of Popular Arts of Australia and New Zealand Conference Proceedings http://popcaanz.com/conferenceproceedings_2014/VisualArts_Carlson.pdf .
Brooke Carlson, DRAWING ABROAD, self-published catalogue essay, Gallery Eight, Sydney.
2012
Brooke Carlson, Automatic Landscapes, unpublished Honours Research Paper, Sydney Colege of the Arts, The University of Sydney.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018
Jeannette Joy Harris and Steven Martz, “Performing a Seduction: Performance Art Houston’s ‘Political Seducer’s Diary'”, Political Animal Magazine (online), 14 January, 2018. https://politicalanimalmagazine.com/performing-a-seduction/
2014

Dr Astrid Lorange, Between The Lines, self-published catalogue essay, Verge Gallery, Sydney
Luke Strevens, “To Draw”, DRAWING ABROAD, self-published catalogue essay, Gallery Eight, Sydney.
Dr Jonathan McBurnie, TRACES, self-published catalogue essay, Alpha Gallery, Sydney.
Dr Jonathan McBurnie, “Brooke Carlson: Traces,” SNEAKY Magazine (online), 11 August, 2014. http://sneakymag.tumblr.com/post/94415385354/brooke-carlson-traces
Jordan, Bev. “Carlson Draws Together the Wide World of Contemporary Art.” Hills Shire Times, 17 June 2014: 32.
Quiambao, Renee. “Some Sydney ARI’s.” Artlink, Vol 34, No. 3, 2014: 94.
2008
Massey, Vanessa. “Art Goes on Show in UK.” Hills Shire Times, 11 March 2008: 76

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT & EXPERIENCE

2015
Visiting Guest Speaker, Macquarie University, Sydney
Presented Creative Arts seminar with Dr Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen for Bachelor of Arts (Education) course, and facilitated an accompanying print-making workshop for students

Life Drawing Model, Alpha Gallery, Sydney

2014
Artist Assistant to USYD PHD Candidate, Jonathan McBurnie
Assisted with exhibition installations of works on paper and gallery wall drawings.

2013
Gallery and Exhibitions Internship, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK

Established in 1988, Rebecca Hossack Gallery specialises in contemporary Aboriginal Australian and Western art. Projects as Gallery and Exhibitions assistant included Australia: People & Places exhibition, LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair, The Other Art Fair and STRATA Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery

Gallery and Exhibitions Volunteer, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Chisenhale is one of London’s most innovative galleries for contemporary visual art, promoting national and international developments in visual culture

Curatorial, Marketing and Exhibitions Assistant, The Lumen Prize, Shanghai, China
Worked directly under the CEO and the Media and Marketing Executive, assisting with various aspects of the Asian Leg of an international art prize tour.

SM Wonderland, Adam Geczy, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Assisted with the performance of a major commissioned project (exhibition on display February – April 2014)

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2014
AMA (Australian Medical Association) NSW Charitable Foundation, Sydney 
Donated artwork in support of the Gala Dinner Fundraiser for Bear Cottage

2012
FRANS for Arts Sake, Sydney
Art collaboration and exhibitions between people with disabilities and Sydney artists

 

Brooke Leigh’s works are held in various private collections throughout Australia, France, Belgium & UK.