Approved: 18.07.2013

David McLeavy

Artist, Curator, Writer

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Approved: 18.07.2013

David McLeavy's work involves making ‘things’ and doing ‘stuff’ that best represent his interests at any given time. His methodology allows him the freedom to make work specifically for a chosen project. Recent projects have involved him using work by other artists along with designing a sport specifically intended for artists. More recently his work has

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Artforms: Text
 
 

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    Biography

    David McLeavy's work involves making ‘things’ and doing ‘stuff’ that best represent his interests at any given time. His methodology allows him the freedom to make work specifically for a chosen project. Recent projects have involved him using work by other artists along with designing a sport specifically intended for artists. More recently his work has focused upon simple acts that may relate to a larger cultural group or activity. McLeavy has been working on producing instigators or starting points that are based around the notion of factual and fictional events or actions, thus questioning the artist’s role as being authentic. 

    CV & Education

    davidmcleavy@gmail.com 

     

    Founder of YAC | Young Artists in Conversation

    Co-Director of Picnic Picnic

    Education:

    BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, 2011

    Selected Solo Projects:

    Try to trust me, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds, 2015
    Funhaus, Toast, Manchester, 2014
    Work! Work! Work!, Primemover, Sheffield, 2013
    Villa, South Square Gallery, Bradford, 2013
    The Result of a Concrete Apple, Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects, Blackpool, 2012
    Calculated Incidents, Red Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hull, 2012

    Selected Group Projects:

    Business As Usual, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds, 2015
    Three Act Structure, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2014
    Putt Putt #2, Turf Projects, Croydon, 2014
    Fever Pitch, Speedwell Works, Sheffield, 2013
    Our Times, Mexico Projectspace, Leeds, 2013
    Lounger, Mathews Yard, Croydon, 2013
    Open Plan Living, Two Queens, Leicester, 2012
    Savorr VIII, Samson & Hercules, Norwich, 2012
    And Let The Walls Loose, Paradise Silk Mill, Macclesfield, 2012
    S1 Members Show, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2011
    S1 Introduces, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2011