Michael Le Grand

Gallery

Biography

Born in Sydney 1951

Education

1976-1977Certificate of Advanced Studies, St Martin’s School of Art, London, UK.
1972-1974Diploma of Art, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC.

Solo Exhibitions

2011Michael Le Grand: Sculpture, Canberra Museum and Gallery
2007Michael Le Grand, Sculpture, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2005Michael Le Grand, Sculpture, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2002Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2000Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Beaver Galleries, Deakin, ACT
1992Room 371, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada
1988Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1985Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1980Link Theatre, Canberra
1980Albert Hall, Canberra

Exhibitions

2011Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
Sculpture by the Sea, Inside, Aarhus, Denmark
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Inside, WA
Sculpture Inside, Orange Regional Gallery
2010-2011Sculpture in the Caroline Chisholm Courtyard, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, Vic.
2010Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
Japanese Story, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University, Vic.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea Inside, Bondi, NSW
2009You Little Beauty, 14th Annual Miniature Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
Abstraction, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2008Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
2007Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
One Small Step for Mankind, 12th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture 2007, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2006Sculpture 2006, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
How Much Art Thou Shrunk, 11th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance
Gallery, Sydney.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
2005Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
10th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture 2005, Seymour Centre Theatre, Sydney
2004University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition.
Sculpture 2004, Seymour Centre Theatre, Sydney
The March of the Miniatures, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2003McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, McClelland Gallery, Vic
Where Small Walk Tall, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Great Works for the Great Outdoors, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture 2003, Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery and Defiance Gallery,
Sydney.
2002Defiance Group Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
Sculpture Inside, Bondi Pavilion, NSW
The Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Collection, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Factor 10, Australian National University, Canberra
Edition + Artist Book Survey, Canberra Museum and Gallery
Environmenta, Time, Bowral, NSW
Three Colours Red, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
That Was Then ANCA Tenant’s Exhibition, Canberra
2001Sculpture 2002, Defiance Gallery; Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery.
Sculpture 2001, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney; Defiance Gallery.
Sydney; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery.
Roche Contemporary Art Prize.
2000The Importance of being Small, The Annual 6x6x6 Inch Miniature Sculpture Show
Defiance Gallery, Sydney, King Street Gallery, Sydney
Various Views, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture from the Sea, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery; Arts Centre, Hazelhurst;
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Gallery; Manly Art Gallery and Museum.
Tribal Echo, Oceanic Arts Australia, Paddington, Sydney
Tribal Echo, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
Sculpture 2000, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney
1999Big Thoughts, Small Works, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
We are Australian, George Adams Gallery, Sydney (and touring nationally)
Environmenta – Off the Plinth, Moss Vale Sculpture Park.
Eizan Line, CSA, Foyer Gallery, Canberra
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
Still Life, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, King Street Gallery, Sydney
Five Easy Pieces, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
1998Environmenta – Off the Plinth, Moss Vale Sculpture Park.
The Defiant 6’’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Figure in the Landscape Defiance Gallery, Sydney, King Street Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
Canberra National Sculpture Forum, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1997Biggest Little Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture Walk, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
It’s a Box 11, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
1996Size is Not Important, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture Now ’96, Castlemaine, VIC
Box by any other Name, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
1995Solander Gallery. Canberra
Canberra National Sculpture Forum, ACT.
1993Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Cuppacumbalong Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Tharwa, ACT
Alberta College of Art Faculty Show, Calgary Canada
Art Can’t Hurt You, Newzones Gallery, Calgary Canada
1991Cuppacumbalong Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Tharwa
Canberra Institute of the Arts Staff Exhibition, Canberra
1990Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1989Huntly Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Uriarra, ACT
1988Solander Gallery, Canberra
Canberra School of Art/National Capital Development Commission Sculpture Walk
< Floriade Festival, Canberra
Tenth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Arts Centre

Commissions

2010Darwin Place, London Circuit, ACT (in process)
1999Shortlist, ANU Graduate Management Program Facility Building Commission
1998Shortlist, ANU Gravity Wave Building Sculpture Commission
1997ACT Public Art Program, Tuggeranong Arts Centre
1997Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture Walk
1992Therapeutic Goods Administration, Symonston, ACT

Collections

Ian Hicks, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Gandel Sculpture Collection, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Spa Park, Bad Laasphe, Wittgenstein
Arts Act Public Art Program, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT
Artbank, Sydney, NSW
Commonwealth Industrial Gases, Wetherill Park, NSW
Darwin Community Art Gallery, Darwin NT
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Evandale Sculpture Park
Lord Alistair McAlpine Collection, Broome, WA
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
The Jackson Smith Collection
The Niland Collection
The Therapeutic Goods Administration, Symonston, ACT
Tetsuya Wakuda, Sydney
Australian National University, Canberra
Evandale Sculpture Park, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Vasse Felix, Margaret River, WA

Achievements

2011Emeritus Fellow, ANU School of Art (Sculpture Workshop)
2010Helen Lemprière Scholarship
artsACT Project Fund Grant
Emeritus Fellow ANU, School of Art, Sculpture
2007Tetsuya Wakuda Sculpture Prize
2006Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Prize
2004University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award
2003Sculpture in the City
2002Sculpture by the Sea, (invited participant)Bondi, NSW
2001Roche Contemporary Art Prize (finalist), Australia
2000ACT Arts Quick Response Grant
Australian National University Stopover Grant
1998Capital Arts Patron’s Organisation Creative Arts Fellowship 1998
ACT Government Creative Arts Fellowship, 1998 (Visual Arts)
Donation of Steel, Transfield Sydney for the Canberra National Sculpture Forum
Co-winner, inaugural Sydney Water Prize, Sculpture by the Sea
1979Creative Arts Fellowship, Australian National University
1977Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council – Special Projects
1975Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council – Travel Grant

Publications

2010McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2010
2009Scarlett, Ken An exhibition with a vast following, Australian Art Review, Aug-Oct
Scarlett, Ken From Bondi to Aarhus, Art Monthly Australia, Aug 09
Artnotes ACT, Art Monthly Australia, July 2009
2008McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2007
Streak, Diana Grand miniatures, Canberra Times, Oct 18
Park, Nicky Take a walk on the magic sides, Canberra Times
2007Price, Jenna Surfing the waves of creativity, Canberra Times, Nov. 11
McDonald, John Sydney Morning Herald, Oct. 13-14, 07
Six ACT sculptors shape up for exhibition, Canberra Times, Oct. 2007
Ingram, Terry Art Outdoors, Australian Art Collector April-June 2007
Artnotes ACT, Art Monthly Australia, Dec 2007 – Feb. 2008
Sculpture Symposium examines Public Art issues, The Triangle, April, 07
On the edge, South Coaster, Winter 2007
2006Scarlett, Ken Australian Art Review, Nov. 2006- Fev.2007
2005Musa, Helen Steelworks on show in Sydney, Canberra Times, July 30
2004Parker, L. Artist steels award, Camden Advertiser,. December 1.
2003Musa, Helen Le Grand’s work wins top sculpture award, Canberra Times, Nov. 24
McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award.
Kelly, Phillipa Review – “insiders”, Muse, No.233, October
Why don’t you? , The Sydney Magazine, September
Barron, Sonia, Insiders – Celebrating teachers’ talents, Canberra Times, Sept. 20
2002Insiders, ANU School of Art Gallery.
Sponsor awards play vital role, The Australian , Oct. 30
McDonald, John Marvels in miniature, The Australian Financial Review
Watson, B. Little rocks, Sydney Morning Herald
A head for figures, Sunday Telegraph, November 03
Critics pick, Sydney Morning Herald, November 15
Artlink , Vol. 23, No. 3
2001Look, Art Gallery of NSW, October
Roche Contemporary Art Prize
CSA Showcase: Jubilee 2001
2000Genocchio, Benjamin Anything goes, The Weekend Australian, December 9-10
Watson, Bronwyn, In the scale of things, Sydney Morning Herald, November 11
James, Bruce Arts review – arts today, Radio National, October 10
Dysart, Dinah, Sculpture by the sea. Contemporary art along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Art & Australia, Olympic Issue, Vol 38, No. 1
Proudfoot, Cassie Sculptor steeled for solo show, Canberra Times, August 25
Barron, Sonia Reflections of human aspirations, Canberra Times, Aug 25
Musa, Helen Tangible results of Arts Fellowships, Canberra Times, August 12
Harris, Peter A wealth of talent, World Sculpture News, Vol.6, No.2, Spring
Harris, Peter Down to the sea, World Sculpture News, Vol.6, No.2, Spring
Harris, Peter The power of the miniature’, World Sculpture News, Vol.6, No.2, Spring
Hynes, Victoria Tribal Echo at Oceanic Arts and Campbelltown City Gallery, World
Sculpture News, Vol.6, No.2, Spring
Reed Burns, Jenna A new tribe, Sydney Morning Herald, April 06
1998Nolan, Mathew Galleries-Arts- Times, Newtown Times, June Issue
Smee, Sebastian Sculptureby the sea – rough ride for our new wave of sculptors,
Sydney Morning Herald, October 09
1993Scarlett, Ken Contemporary Sculpture in Australian Gardens, Craftsman House, Sydney
1991Sturgeon, Graeme Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Craftsman House, Sydney
1989Bishop, Margaret Young Artist, Piper Press, Sydney
1985Art and Australia, Vol. 29, No.1, Spring
1984Winter-Irving, Celia Metal Sculpture, Craft Australia Year Book, Crafts Council of Australia, Sydney
Collins Australia Year Book
Sturgeon, Graeme Australia Sculpture Now, Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Nicklin, Lenore The Arts, The Bulletin, December 25 – January 01
Germaine, Max Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, Boolarong Press, Brisbane
1983Exhibition Commentary, Art and Australia, Vol. 21, No.2, Summer Haynes, Peter Sculpture by Michael Le Grand, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1982Murray-White, Clive, 8th Sculpture Triennial’, Art Network, No. 7, Spring.
Scarlett, Ken There is no substitute for quality, Art Network, No.7, Spring