Looking into David McLeod’s paintings is looking into place. The work takes us on the artist's travels from rural Victoria to the Cornish coast of England, from the Melbourne suburbs to frozen winter Scandinavian ports, pausing in various places to sit and watch the changing state of many old buildings, streets and towns. Removed and quiet or rusting and rotting, these locations are not often a destination in themselves, but the places that we pass along the way.
Recent exhibitions include
2019 Hinterland, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2017 Town & Country, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne 2012 Regency - Art Inspired by Living in Regent, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne 2006 The Inland Sea, Cusp Gallery, Melbourne 2004 A Mirror To My World, Cusp Gallery
2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Museum; Endangered Space, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne 2014 The Flanagan Art Prize, Melbourne 2013 Darebin Art Show, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne; ANL Maritime Award, Melbourne 2012 ANL Maritime Award, Melbourne 2011 ANL Maritime Award, Melbourne 2010 Landscape Paintings, Circle Gallery, Brisbane 2009 Periphery, The Substation, Melbourne 2007 Watermark Natural History Art Prize, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide; Tattersall's Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation