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Amelia McLeish


Amelia McLeish is a contemporary visual and sound artist, administrator and researcher based in Meanjin.

She is currently on the board of Outer Space, helps run Wreckers Artspace (downstairs) and is one third of Brisbane Visual Arts Advocacy (BVAA). Amelia’s work examines the role of community within her local visual arts ecology of Meanjin/Brisbane. She produces work utilising a ‘post production’ methodology which appropriates, parodies and utilises mass media, culture and collectibles in order to contextualise the art and artists of her region. Notable examples include Collectible Trading Cards (2021) which featured 80 artists as part of the project and distributed freely to the public. Additionally, she maintains a strong personal archive of exhibition ephemera, which she has previously displayed as part of her Master’s exhibition Labour of Love (2021).



Amelia would like to acknowledge the Turrbal and Juggera people, the traditional owners of the land on which she works and lives, and pay her respects to elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded, this land always was and always will be indigenous land

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Brisbane Visual Arts Advocacy

We are three artists practising in Meanjin/Brisbane who are keen to talk and write about how our local art industry works. We started at the beginning of the pandemic, then sorta got tired, but are now reviving slowly. We are full of love for our scene but think it still has some knots to work out.

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Various Private Collections

Exhibitions and Performances:


Meanjin Boogie-Woogie, Outer Space Window Commission, Outer Space, Fortitude Valley

Olfactory Ecologies, Curated by Lowana Skye Davies, IN ARI x The Old Lockup


Labour of Love, Frank Moran Gallery, QUT Kelvin Grove


Making Art Work: Round 4, IMA Belltower, Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley.

Open Studios, Outer Space ARI, South Brisbane.

res[on]ance [off], Outer Space ARI, Online Exhibition.

RADIUS: NEW ART FROM THE REGION, The Walls Artspace, Miami Gold Coast.

GOMA.Water.CAMRip, Boxcopy, South Brisbane (Solo)

Hey Neighbour, NEXTDOOR ARI, Wreckers ArtSpace, Woolloongabba


I’m Sure They’ll Be Okay, or Atleast I Hope So…, Sound Offering VI, Boxcopy, hosted by Institute of Modern Art. 

Sounds of the Pre-Performance, AfterHours, QUT Creative Industries Precinct. 

Filter Cleanse: Morning Breakfast, Post Datum Performance Night, QUT Creative Industries Precinct

EPOCH, QUT Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, QUT Creative Industries Precinct

Sky PoolBotanica 2019, Curated by Urban Art Projects, Brisbane City Botanical Gardens. (Commissioned by Brisbane City Council) (Work made with Post Datum).


2020  – OuterSpace ARI, South Brisbane


2020  – GOMA.Water.CAMRip, Exhibition Catalogue Zine, Self Published.

Professional Experience:

2022 – Present Outer Space, Board Member

Brisbane Visual Arts Advocacy

2020 – Present   Wreckers Artspace, Co-Runner Downstairs Gallery.

2020 – 2021  Nextdoor ARI, Founding Co-Director.

2019               QUT Graduate Exhibition Management Committee. (EPOCHAfterHours – Public Programs).

2018 – 2019    Post Datum Contemporary Arts and Research (President).


2020 – 2022

Master of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology


Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Arts) (With Distinction), Queensland University of Technology.