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Michael Le Grand

MICHAEL LE GRAND (ACT)

MICHAEL LE GRAND

Le Grand has been working in steel since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1974. After further studies at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, Le Grand was awarded an Australian National University Creative Arts Fellowship in 1978. Le Grand was also a recipient of an Australia Council Travel Grant in 1975, and the Capital Arts Patron’s Fellowship and the ACT ARTS Creative Arts Fellowships in 1997. Le Grand was a Co-Winner of the Inaugural Sydney Water Sculpture Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 1997 and was awarded the inaugural University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Prize 2004. In 2009 he was a judge for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe. In 2010 Le Grand was an invited artist for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and was awarded a 2010 Helen Lempriere Scholarship.

Le Grand has exhibited both nationally and internationally and his works are held in many private and public collections. Le Grand retired in 2007 as the Head of Sculpture at the Australian National University, School of Art, where he is now an Emeritus Fellow. In 2011 Le Grand had a retrospective at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, opened by sculptor, Ron Robertson-Swann, OAM. This year Le Grand has been invited to participate in the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 Michael Le Grand – Sculpture. Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2005 Michael Le Grand – Sculpture. Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2002 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2000 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2000 Beaver Galleries, Deakin, ACT
1992 Room 371, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada
1988 Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1985 Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1983 Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1980 Link Theatre, Canberra, Albert Hall, Canberra

MAJOR AWARDS

2011 City News “Artist of the Year”
2011 The Helen Lempriere Scholarship
2007 The Tetsuya Wakuda Sculpture Prize
2006 The Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Prize
2004 University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award
2003 Sculpture in the City, Martin Place, Sydney, invited artist
2002 Sculpture by the Sea, Invited Participant
2001 Finalist, Roche Contemporary Art Prize, Australia
2000 ACT Arts Quick Response Grant, Australian National University
Stopover Grant
1997 ACT- Arts Quick Response Grant and Australian National University
Stopover Grant
1998 ACT Government Creative Arts Fellowship, 1998 (Visual Arts)
Donation of Steel, Transfield Sydney for Canberra National Sculpture
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1998 Co-winner, Inaugural Sydney Water Prize, Sculpture by the Sea
1979 Creative Arts Fellowship, Australian National University
1977 Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council – Special Projects
1975 Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council – Travel Grant

Le Grand has exhibited regularly with Sculpture by the Sea in both Cottesloe and Bondi since 1997, and exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark in 2009 and 2011.

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Gandel Sculpture Collection, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Spa Park, Bad Laasphe, Wittgenstein
Arts Act Public Art Program, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT
Artbank, Sydney
Commonwealth Industrial Gases, Wetherill Park, NSW
Darwin Community Art Gallery, Darwin NT
Geoffrey Cousins Sculpture Collection, Mittagong, NSW
Lord Alistair McAlpine Collection, Broome, WA
Parliament House Construction Authority, Canberra
The Jackson Smith Collection
The Niland Collection
Therapeutic Goods Administration, Symonston, ACT
Tetsuya Wakuda, Sydney

For more information about this artist or artwork, contact us at art@mickthegallery.com