CV  Dale Leach

Born Geelong, Victoria, and works on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


1984         Graduate Diploma of Education, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Victoria

1980-82    Diploma of Art and Design, Painting, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Victoria    

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017          Noosa Open Studios

2017          www.bluethumb.com.au

2016          Changing the Charm, Wondai Regional Art Gallery,  Qld

2014          The Road Across the Range, Pomona Art Gallery, Qld

2013          Possum Mountain, Harbourside Galleries, Tewantin, Qld

2012          The Owl and the Pussy Cat, C Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Qld

2011          Walking the Mandala, Kawana Community Centre

2011          Caressing the Tiger, Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Qld

2010          Weird, Wise and Wonderful, Martin Galleries, Qld

Selected Group Exhibitions

Dale has participated in over sixty group art shows in Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria.

2017        Noosa Open Studios Show - Noosa Regional Gallery and Wallace House, Noosaville

2017         Brisbane Rotary Art Show.

2017        Art Spectacular- McGregor Lions

2017        Small Art Awards - Lethbridge Gallery

2015         Mitchell Hill, selected for Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Qld

2014         Spring, Lake Macdonald, selected as a gallery finalist for the Lethbridge 10,000 Art Awards

2014        Pop Up Art, Cooroy Butter Factory, Cooroy, Qld.

2014        A Changing Charm, Flights of Fancy, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Qld

2013        The Book About Death, Australia, exhibition at the Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW 

2012        Sex, Death and Deviation, Three White Rooms, Paddington, Qld

2012        Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, Victoria

2012        Animal and Birds, 12 Artists, Robyn Bauer Galleries, Paddington, Qld

2012        The Nature of the Beast, finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize, Qld

2012        Selected Works, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo, Qld

2012        She Who Can, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Victoria

2011        Nov 9 x 5 Walker Street Gallery Dandenong VIC

2011        Nov Chapman & Bailey Belle Arti

2011        Oct -Jan 8 2012 Small Works/ Small Town Rosebed St Gallery Eudlo

2011        Oct  Gympie Gold

2011        Oct - Dec Blockwork Gallery Toowoomba 12 Weeks to Christmas

2011        Sept Papers, Pages and Prints  - Press Gang- Pine Rivers Gallery

2011        Aug  Substation Contempoary Art Award

2011        July entered Clayton Utz Art Award

2011        July Qld Regional Art Awards - Suddenly Arthur Felt Alone shortlisted for touring exhibition

2011        May artslabour show, Parliament House Brisbane, Nat Labour Womens Conference

2011        May Greenhill Galleries SA 16 works on show in rotation

2011        Arts Gala Our Lady of Angels School

2011        Feb 25 Flood Relief Charity Night Martin Galleries

2010        Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Show

2010        Live Art Martin Galleries

2010        artslabour Martin Galleries

2010        Chapman and Bailey Prize Metro Arts

2010         Press Gang Group Show Caloundra Regional Gallery

2010         Qld Regional Arts Awards

2010         Creative Arts Spectacular - Highly Commended

2009         Undiscovered Artists #2 Martin Galleries, Nundah Qld


2015- 2016  Artist in Residence at the Endeavour Living and Learning Centre Noosaville.


2016         Commission to paint ten paintings for new Sunshine Coast University Hospital

2015         Commission to Assemble final artwork for Good Vibrations project

2014         Hello Koalas commission to design and paint a one meter tall fibreglass Crusader Koala for the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre in Port                               Macquarie NSW

2013         One of five Australian Artists to design a poster for The Book About Death, Australia exhibition

2010         Painting for Private Collector organised through Martin Galleries

1985         Design and Paint Mural for Hamilton CYSS Victoria


2017          Aug 2017  Australian Artist Magazine Noosa Open Studios: Weekend Temptations Page 59

2017          9 Aug 2017 The Green Magazine front cover and Hinterland Studios Trail Page 9

2015          23 July Noosa Today Pg 10 Fun for the Young at Art 

2015          5 June Noosa News Pg 23 Pop into Exhibition at Factory

2014          April, The Noosa Independent Solo Gallery Dale Leach

2012          Jan/Feb Art Guide  pg 169 Caressing the Tiger

2012          Jan 3 Noosa News pg 9 Caressing the Tiger

2011          Dec 6 Noosa News Entertainer The Cat's Meow

2011          Nov/Dec Art Guide Australia Pg 183

2009          Oct - Dec Australian Art Collector, Issue 50, Martin Galleries pg 331

2009          The Sunday Mail, Event Arts section, article, On the Right Path by Ronnie Girdham pg 14

2009          Noosa Journal, vol 12 no 26 Movers and Shakers w/photo Evening Lights

Media Report

2012          9 Jan Seven News- Cat Art interview and story