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Leigh Hobba

Leigh Hobba has exhibited extensively since 1976 and is an important practitioner of performance and new media art. His  experimental performances and videos were first exhibited at Adelaide's Experimental Art Foundation in the mid 1970s. .

In 1980 he was selected as Australia's representative at the prestigious Biennale of Paris, Museum of Modern Art. and has continued a national and international exhibition career since then.

Hobba’s work has been shown at major Australian galleries including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, ArtSpace, Performance Space, Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney); Queensland Gallery, Institute of Modern Art and Fireworks Gallery in Brisbane; Art Gallery of Western Australian; the Experimental Art Foundation and Festival Centre Gallery in Adelaide; National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Gallery, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Glen Eira Gallery in Melbourne; the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, CAST and Plimsoll Gallery in Tasmanian. He has exhibited in the Biennale of Sydney and the major bi-annual survey of contemporary practice, Australian Perspecta.

Invitations to exhibit overseas include Festival d'automne in Paris; Fotofeiss in Scotland; WRO Art Centre, Wroclaw Poland; Centre International Creation Video, Montbeliard, France; London Video Umbrella; Containers '96 in Copenhagen and Points of Entry in New Zealand.

In 2004 he was one of 6 Australian artists chosen by an Australian Research Council funded University based research team for a curated solo survey show with published monograph. This resulted in a major solo survey show of his work over the last 30 years at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2007.

His work explores the potentials of sound and moving image in art practice. Hobba has been active as a writer on New Media with articles on his own work and others appearing in publications such as Island Magazine, ArtLink and Continuum.

Period of activity 
from 1976

Lives and works

Selected works
Selected events
Rock and Roll Frogs, – from Rock and Roll Frogs, via Vimeo 
Art Forum, – from Art Forum, via Vimeo 
PROPOSITIONS/Wendy Morrow/Leigh Hobba, – from Propositions, via Vimeo 
Judd, Craig D., 2007, Leigh Hobba: The Space of Presence, [exhibition], Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 16 March - 29 April 2007.
Judd, Craig D., 2007, Leigh Hobba: The Space of Presence, [exhibition], Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 16 March - 29 April 2007.