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Sunday
Jul082012

Biography - updated October 2016

1971 until 1973

Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, graduating with Dip FA

1974

Graduate Diploma of Teaching - Secondary

1975 until 1983

Art teacher at St Cuthberts College, Remuera, Auckland
National Assessor for School Certificate, University Entrance and University Bursary Art examinations

1984 - 1989

Art tutor - adult classes

1988

First solo exhibition

1990 and 1991

ASA School of Art, Auckland, Tutor in Painting and Drawing

1992

Art Tutor - East City Community Education Programme

1993, 1994 and 1995

Art Tutor - Teaching at Outreach, Auckland, and private classes

1996 until 2005

Full-time painting and leading tours and art retreats in Italy

2004

Travels to Jordan by private invitation and works towards exhibition of landscapes in Jordan, October 2004

2004 - 2007

Art tutor - adult classes St Heliers

2006 and 2007

Master of Fine Arts degree

2008

Graduation exhibition for Master of Fine Arts, January 19 - 25. Awarded Master of Fine Arts (Hons, 1st class)

2009

Relocated to live in Brussels, Belgium

2010

Art tutor, Tervuren, Brussels, 'Drawing for Beginners' and 'Oil Painting' courses for adults

Sets up studio in Schaerbeek, Brussels

2011

Art tutor, Tervuren, Brussels, 'Oil Painting' course for adults

2012

Relocates studio to Woluwe-Sainte-Pierre, Brussels

2015
       Returns to live in New Zealand
2016
       Establishes new studio at Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand

Saturday
Jul072012

EXHIBITIONS

1988

ASA Gallery, Auckland

1989

Twelve Potters Gallery, Auckland

1990

Ferner Gallery, Auckland

1993

Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland

1994

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1995

Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1996

Dobson Bashford Gallery, Christchurch

Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1997

Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1998

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1999

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

2000

Dobson Bashford Gallery, Christchurch

Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

2001

Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland

2002

Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland

2003

Fishers Fine Arts, Christchurch

2004

Al Hussein Centre, Amman, Jordan

2008

Randolph St Gallery, Auckland. Time Space Light. Graduation exhibition for Master of Fine Arts.

2017
       NorthArt, Group show, 'Jacqueline Aust, Wendy Leach, Janmarie Thompson, Christine Tizard'.

 

Friday
Jul062012

GROUP SHOWS

 

1988 to 1990

Association of Women Artists exhibitions
Elam Centenary Show, Ferner Gallery
Birkenhead Art Award
ASA Working Members Exhibitions
King Country Art Award
National Mutual Touring Exhibition
Exhibition for the Children's Cancer Foundation, Wellington

1991

2 Group shows at Rita Webster Gallery
Avenue One Art Awards, Tauranga (Merit Award)
Waitakere Trust Art Award
Auckland Children's Hospital Art Exhibition
Birkenhead Art Award

 

1992

''Interiors'' Exhibition, Artis Gallery
Exhibition of Figurative Paintings, Artis Gallery
Group Show, Rita Webster Gallery

 

1993

''An Exhibition of Small Proportions'' Morgan Street Gallery
''Wallflowers'' Exhibition, Morgan Street Gallery

 

1994

''Provence pour moi...'' Morgan Street Gallery

 

1999

''Long Hot Summer, 3 artists paint Akaroa'' Dobson Bashford Gallery, Christchurch
''As Far as the Eye can See'' Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland

 

2006

"Breath of Nature - Korea / New Zealand International Exchange Exhibition", Aotea Centre, Auckland

Wednesday
Jul042012

INTERNATIONAL PAINTING

1993 Provence, France
1994 Provence, France
1995 Provence, France
1996 Provence and Tuscany, Italy
1997 Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
1998 Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
1999 Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
2000 Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
2001 Umbria and Puglia, Italy
2002 Provence and Cote d'Azur, France
2004 Jordan, Middle East
2005 Italy and Sardinia

Tuesday
Jul032012

INTERNATIONAL TOURS escorted by Wendy Leach

1998 'Heart of Italy' tour to Umbria
2000 'Heart of italy' tour to Umbria
2001 'Heart of Italy' tour to Umbria
2003 'Heart of Italy' tour to Umbria

Monday
Jul022012

ARTIST RETREATS

(residential art workshops, organised and tutored by Wendy Leach)

2001 March, Artist Retreat at Mangawhai Heads.
2004 March, Artist Retreat at Mangawhai Heads.
2005 Artist Retreat, Italy.
2006 March, Artist Retreat at Mangawhai Heads.

Sunday
Jul012012

ARTICLES / ESSAYS WRITTEN BY WENDY LEACH

2000 'NZ Woman's Weekly' 17 January, 'Journey of the Soul', travel article about Umbria

2004 'NEXT' magazine, September issue, 'Dead Sea Strolls', article about Jordan

Saturday
Jun302012

MFA THESIS

 

2007 FROM A POINT OF BEING - Space, Time and Light, Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Friday
Jun292012

ESSAY

Give me a darkened space and I will paint with light, November 2007
Essay by Dr Carole Shepheard, Professor of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

Wednesday
Jun272012

PUBLICATIONS / PUBLISHING

1990

Greeting cards, John Sands Limited


1996

NZ Contemporary Art Calendar, Saint Publishing Limited
Greeting card, Barnardos


1999

Christmas card, Morrison Kent, Barristers and Solicitors


2000

Series of thirteen greeting cards featuring NZ landscapes, LiveWires Ltd
Series of eight greeting cards featuring European landscapes, LiveWires Ltd
Christmas card, Morrison Kent, Barristers and Solicitors
Limited edition prints, Tuscany, Umbria, Provence landscapes
Limited edition prints, New Zealand landscapes

 

2001

Christmas card, Morrison Kent, Barristers and Solicitors


2002

Christmas card, Morrison Kent, Barristers and Solicitors

Series of eight greeting cards featuring NZ landscapes, LiveWires Ltd
Further series of eight greeting cards featuring NZ landscapes, LiveWires Ltd
"Art New Zealand Today" by E M Caughey, Pages 60 and 61

 

2004

New Zealand Art Diary - 20 Contemporary Artists
Further series of eight greeting cards featuring NZ Landscapes, LiveWires Ltd

 

2005

Series of Telecom PhoneCards

 

2008

"New Zealand's Favourite Artists 2" pub. Saint Publishing, Ed. Denis Robinson

Monday
Jun252012

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS about Wendy Leach

 

1993

Review by T J MacNamara,'Perspective on Art' NZ Herald, November 25
Article, 'Art News', Spring Edition


1994

Review by T J MacNamara,'Perspective on Art' NZ Herald, September 22


1996

Article, Air New Zealand 'Pacific Way', September


1998

'The Wendy Leach Story', article, Living Today magazine, June
'Italian Infusion', article, N Z House and Garden, October


2000

'International Artist' magazine , Issue #10, featured in 'Master Artists of the World' section
'International Artist' magazine , Issue #12, eight page feature article


2001

Signature magazine, October / November 2001


2004

Article, JO Magazine, Jordan

Sunday
Jun242012

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Wendy Leach's artwork is held in public or corporate collections, both in New Zealand and overseas.