A graduate of Melbourne University and RMIT, Leslie Eastman has held numerous solo and collaborative exhibitions nationally, at venues such as ACCA, Linden and Experimenta, and internationally. He has been the recipient of grants from the Australian Film Commission, the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria.

His artworks utilise a range of media including optics, installation, drawing and video to generate a moment of self reflection about how we encounter and understand the world. The act of observation, atmosphere and light - mediums between the observer and their surroundings- are consistent themes.

Leslie has often worked in collaboration with both artists and writers as a way of questioning conventional assumptions about authorship as well as working in response to a situation or location as a way of extending and testing the role of art practice and its outcomes.

Leslie was a key member of Light Projects, an experimental project space in Melbourne which held over thirty exhibitions by local and international artists addressing themes of psychoanalysis and perception. See light-projects.net

Leslie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University




The Illuminated Field
A Scintillation of Particles and Waves
The Observer Effect
Corrected Perspective
Thresholds & Displacements
The Implicate Order
XYZ-NYC 10 Downing







All images copyright Leslie Eastman