Declan Leslie’s practice is all about visual storytelling. He works across a range of media; 2D (drawing and painting), 3D(sculpture, ceramics and model making) and digital (film and animation), whichever best suits the particular story he is trying to tell. Declan is also an accomplished musician and often bring a musical element into his films and artwork.
In 2016 Declan designed sets for the inclusive theatre group FaceFront’s production “It’s My Move”. He enjoyed working collaboratively with the other artists, actors and musicians; one of his ideas was used as the basis for developing the overall storyline of the play. In the second phase of the project he worked with a graphic designer and digital technician to turn his physical sets into projections so that the production could tour to special schools around the UK. http://facefront.org/education/its-my-move/
Most recently, Declan was part of ActionSpace’s “Bold and Beautiful” group residency at Kentish Town City Farm from April – September 2018. He worked alongside his studio colleagues from the Cockpit Tuesday Group to create artwork inspired by his experiences of visiting the farm. In addition to a collection of drawings, Declan also directed and produced a film noir epic entitled Dark Dark Farm Horror. “Bold and Beautiful” artwork can currently be seen installed around the farm. https://actionspace.org/residency-at-kentish-town-city-farm/
Dizziness of Freedom, Tight Modern Tour, 2014 (group show)
Oh Wow! 32 Responses to Colour and Light, Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios, 2014 (group show)
A Carriage Through Time, London Transport Museum, 2014 (group show)
I Was Framed, Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 2013 (group show)