Leela Schauble


Leela Schauble

Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1989

Leela Schauble is a Melbourne based artist working primarily with photography and video. Her practice meditates on themes of ecology and human-caused climate change.

In 2018 Schauble participated in an Artist Immersion Program with LABVERDRE, a program that took her deep into the Amazon Rainforest where she worked with artists and scientists. In 2015 Schauble also embarked on an artist residency to the Arctic Circle which informed her Masters research looking the human impact on the environment.

Schauble received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), majoring in Painting from Monash University in 2011 and a Master of Fine Arts Research at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2017. She is a prize-winning photographer who has exhibited locally and internationally.


Three Colours, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Australia (upcoming)


Flowers, Frames & Glitter, Shanghai Festival, Xintiandi, Shanghai, China


Taken Spaces, Perth Centre of Photography, Perth, Australia

Going North, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, Australia

Signal, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Taken Space , Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Taken Space , SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Taken Space , PhotoAccess, Canberra, Australia


The Subsequence Occurrence, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia


Synthetic Species Photographic Series, Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Uncertain, BLINDSIDE Gallery, VIC, Australia


Melbourne Affordable Art Fair, Next Gen Booth – Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Dyeing Waters, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Untitled, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


50 Squared, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


2019 ILFORD Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia


Standing Together–Looking Inward; presented by ACAF and FERKO, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Frames of Seeing, Nite Art, Chapter House , Melbourne, Australia

New Species: Experimental Media, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China

The Persuaded Landscape, Watch This Space, Alice Springs, Australia


Without Ending, KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne, Australia

Who is Mr Favisar, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Australia


Channel Festival, Q.U.A.D Projects, Public Engagement Program, Melbourne, Australia

Resolving Ruins curated by Screen Space, Black Box Projects, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Synthetic Species Motion Study No.7, White Night Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Moving Image Montage, Zepplin Projects, Melbourne, Australia


CLIP Finalist Award Exhibition, Perth Centre of Photography, Perth, Australia

Relationships of Place in Photography, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Curtain Call, BLINDSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Local Futures: The Culture China Young Overseas Chinese  by Le Zhengwei and Feng Boyi, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

II Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace): Melbourne Offsite for the 55th Venice Biennale, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

Capture The Fleeting, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

A Half Scene, XLY MOMA, Chengdu, China

Post Card Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia


Just What is it About the End of the World that Makes it so Appealing? Curated by Mathieu Borysevicz, V-Art Center, Shanghai, China


Entry, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia


Oh! Sweet Candy, Monash University Runt Space, Melbourne, Australia


Winner of the ILFORD Excellence in Photomedia Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia


Artist Immersion Program, LABVERDE, Amazon Rainforest


Mappathon Workshop, Reverse Gallery, NY, U.S.A.

Faculty Small Grant Scheme, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Artist in Residence, The Arctic Circle, The Farm Foundation for the Arts and Scientist, Inc., NY, U.S.A.


Finalist for CLIP Awards, Perth Centre of Photography, Perth, Australia

Finalist for Multimedia Awards, Head on Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia


Artist in Residence, Shen Shaomin’s Studio, ACAF, Beijing, China


Palazzo Vaj, Prato, Italy


  • Melbourne, Australia 1989


  • Lives and works in Melbourne