INTRODUCTION

SUMMARY

LONG BIOGRAPHY

education/professional

commissions

public collections

solo exhibitions

group exhibitions

published books

teaching

community arts

computer animation

graphic commissions

architecture

archaeology


EPILOGUE

LONG BIOGRAPHY

education/professional

1962-1967  University of Melbourne, School of Architecture and Planning. (BArch)
1972  Registered Architect, State of Victoria, Australia.
1974-1977  Central School of Art and Design, Printmaking. (DipCSAD)
1978-1980  University of London, Birkbeck College. (Marxist Economics)
1980-1985  Kingston Polytechnic, School of Computer Science.
(Computer Graphics)
1984-1985  Open University, London. (Mathematics)



selected commissions, awards and prizes

2003    Painting Commission, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London.
2000    Short Listed, Jarwood Drawing Prize, London.
1988    Research Award for Innovation in Computer Graphics, PARIGRAPH, France.
1985    Special Award, 'Posters for Peace', Moscow, USSR.
1984    Bienalle Promotional Award, Intergrafik '84, Berlin.
1984    Distinction, Intergrafik '84, Berlin.
1984    Diploma, Lahti V Poster Biennale, Lahti, Finland.
1982    Honorary Award, Baghdad International Poster Exhibition, Baghdad.
1981    Diploma, Lahti IV Poster Biennale, Lahti, Finland.
1979    Special Prize, Baghdad International Poster Exhibition, London.
1979    Special Award, Iraqi Society of the Plastic Arts, Baghdad, Iraq.
1978    Diploma, 7th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland.
1976    Diploma, 6th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland.
1976    Distinction, Fédération Internationale des Résistants (FIR), Berlin.



prestigious commissions, appointments, etc.

2017    Commission, Illustration, Penguin Books, London.
2003    Painting Commission, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London.
1988    Dial-a-Ride Logo, UK-wide distribution.
1984    London Against Racism.
1984    Diploma, Lahti V Poster Biennale, Lahti, Finland.
1982    Honorary Award, Baghdad International Poster Exhibition, Baghdad.
1981    Diploma, Lahti IV Poster Biennale, Lahti, Finland.
1979    Special Prize, Baghdad International Poster Exhibition, London.
1979    Special Award, Iraqi Society of the Plastic Arts, Baghdad, Iraq.
1978    Diploma, 7th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland.
1976    Diploma, 6th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland.
1976    Distinction, Fédération Internationale des Résistants (FIR), Berlin.



selected public collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London.
Brunel University, London.
Fédération Internationale des Résistants (FIR), Berlin.
Deutsch Bucherel, Leipzig, Germany.
Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad, Iraq.
Lahti Poster Museum, Lahti, Finland.
Poster Museum, Moscow, USSR.
Warsaw Poster Museum, Poland.

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selected solo exhibitions

2006  'The War Portfolio', Hetley Road Studios, London.
2004  'Our Leaders Deliver the Goods', Hetley Road Studios, London.
2003   'The Last Broadcast From Egham', Hetley Road Studios, London.
2002   'A World of Their Own', Hetley Road Studios, London.
2001   'Everybody's Got To Be Somewhere!' Hetley Road Studios, London.
2000   'In-Out-Up-Down-Left-Right: The Personal Visions of Elvis Picasso',
1999 'On Closer Inspection', Hetley Road Studios, London.
1999   'Works on Paper', Beldam Gallery, London.
1993-1994 'The Complete Works of Elvis Picasso', Hetley Road Studios, London.
1980   'Leonard Breen - ANGLIA', Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Torun, Poland.
1976   'Leonard Breen - Political Posters', Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
(Curated by: Linda Lloyd-Jones - scheduled but cancelled.)
1973   'Fosters' Apathy', Ewing Gallery, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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selected group exhibitions

2006 'Even More Art in the Bush', Hetley Road Studios, London
2004 'New Art in the Bush', Hetley Road Studios, London
2003 'Some More Art in the Bush', Hetley Road Studios, London
2002 'More Art in the Bush', Hetley Road Studios, London
2001 'Art in the Bush', Hetley Road Studios, London
  'Art Upstream', Hetley Road Studios, London
2000-2001 'The Jarwood Drawing Prize',
  'Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition',
 
Humberside University, Sierre, Switzerland
2000-2001 'The Day of the Dead - California Print Show'
 
Library, City of Los Angeles, California, USA.
 
California State University, Northridge, California, USA.
 
Watts Towers Arts Centre, California, USA.
 
Self-Help Graphics, California, USA.
  'The Day of the Dead - London Print Show'
 
Century Gallery, London
 
Central Space Gallery, London
2000 'Western Encounters', Hetley Studios, London.
1999 'On Closer Inspection', Hetley Road Studios, London.
1998 'The Power of the Poster'. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  'Western Tenor', Hetley Road Studios, London.
1997 'Western Currency'. Hetley Road Studios, London.
1996 'Western Sensibility', Hetley Road Studios, London
1995 'West London Visual Arts Festival', Hetley Road Studios, London.
1994 'Art Auction', The Angle Gallery, Birmingham.
  'West London Visual Arts Festival' ,Hetley Road Studios, London.
1993 'Western Exposure', West London Open. Hetley Road Studios, London.
  'The Exquisite Fax', FISEA Fax Open, Minneapolis, USA. (November)
  'Welcome to Britain', The Edge Gallery, London.
1992 'West London Visual Arts Festival',Hetley Road Studios, London.
  'ACAVA Christmas Show', Central Space Gallery, London.
  'Exchange & Art: Parts I & II', Centre 181 Gallery, London.
1991 'ACAVA Christmas Show', Central Space Gallery, London.
1990 'ACAVA Artists Open Studios', Hetley Road Studios, London.
  'West London Visual Arts Festival1990', Hetley Road Studios, London.
1987 'Artists Working in ACAVA Studios', Open Space Gallery, London
1986 'Poster Exhibition for the Third World', Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
1985 'Posters for Peace', Moscow, USSR
  '6th Lahti Poster Biennale', Lahti, Finland
1984 'Intergraphic '84', Berlin, DDR
  'Captor-Captive', Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad, Iraq
1983 'Art in Action - Against Unemployment', London &
 
Travelling exhibition throughout the UK
  'Ruth First Memorial Exhibition', Piccadilly Church, London.
  'Poster Exhibition', Iraqi Cultural Centre, London.
1982 '2nd Baghdad International Poster Exhibition', Baghdad, Iraq.
  'The Poster Collective', Other Cinema Gallery. London.
  'Leipzig Book Fair', Leipzig, DDR.
  'Photomontage Now', Half Moon Gallery, London.
1981 '4th Lahti Poster Biennale', Lahti, Finland
1980 'Recent Acquisitions', Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  'Tales of Mozambique', The Africa Centre Gallery, London.
1979 'Baghdad International Poster Exhibition', London and Baghdad,
 
Iraq; also, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco and USA.
  'Culture & Resistance', Conference on Basic Human Rights,
 
University of London Union, London.
  '7th International Biennale of Sport in the Fine Arts', Barcelona, Spain.
1978 'International Book Designers & Typographers', Travelling Exhibition,
Leipzig, DDR.
  '7th International Poster Biennale', Warsaw, Poland.
  'Posters from Europe', University of Melbourne, Australia.
1977 'Popular Power - Popular Culture', Conway Hall Gallery &
Other Cinema Gallery, London.
  'The Poster Collective', Other Cinema Gallery, London.
  'CARILLA', Bristol University Gallery, Bristol, UK.
  'International Book Design Exhibition', Leipzig, DDR.
  'Photomontage Now', Half Moon Gallery, London.
1976 'Peace-Disarmament-Cooperation', Exhibition of the Federation,
  International des Resistants, Warsaw, Poland.
  '6th International Poster Biennale', Warsaw, Poland.
1975 'Fitzrovia Artists', Curwen Gallery, London.

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published books, print portfolios & internet based publications

2016   'Le Burr' - leburr.com
 
Political postcards, posters & prints.
 
A www site of topical political posters designed and produced by 'Le Burr' (aka, this author).
 
Initially available with a 'free download' facility, the site is designed for later limited sales.
 
http://leburr.com/home.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-16-9


2012   'The Television War Artist'
 
Monograph of 22 black and white illustrations.
 
An anthology of drawings with text concerning war as represented by/on television.
 
An Edition of 200, signed and numbered.
 
http://bbbpress.org/home-01.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-09-1


2011   'Postcards from Prison - Kenya'
 
E-Book.
 
An e-book of a portfolio of drawings relation to a visit to Kenya.
 
http://lenbreen.com/books/home-books.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-08-4


2011   'A Complete Waste of Time'
 
E-Book.
 
An e-book of recent drawings.
 
http://lenbreen.com/books/home-books.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-07-7


2011   'Architectural Re-Renderings'
 
E-Book.
 
An e-book of recent drawings.
 
http://lenbreen.com/books/home-books.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-06-0


2010   'Systems Malfunction'
 
E-Book.
 
An e-book of recent drawings.
 
http://lenbreen.com/books/home-books.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-05-3


2011   'Orientalistic Goings On'
 
E-Book.
 
An e-book of recent drawings.
 
http://lenbreen.com/books/home-books.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-04-6


2010   'The Phantom Prison'
 
E-Book.
 
A progressive development of an image by adding pixels to reveal a detailed image - as in 'image processing'. Much 'tongue in cheek' !
 
http://lenbreen.com/books/home-books.html
 
BBB Press, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-900088-03-9


2009   'The Elvis-Picasso Gallery'
 
WWW site.
 
Including characterization, new graphic work, original texts, design and coding.
 
http://elvispicasso.com


2006  'A Landscape of Meaningful Inscriptions'
 
Monograph comprising 100 illustrations of the artist's recent drawings.
 
Including introductory papers.
 
BBB Press, Surrey. ISBN 978-1-900088-02-2


1999 'On Closer Inspection'
 
Artist's Handmade Book, Text & 16 Compugraphs,
 
Artist's Edition 50,
 
BBB Press, Surrey, ISBN 978-1-900088-01-5


1999 'On Closer Inspection'
 
Portfolio of Compugraphic Prints, 17,
 
Artist's Signed Edition 50 prints,
 
BBB Press, Surrey. ISBN 978-1-900088 00 X


1998 'Connections Among Meanings Doubtful'
 
Portfolio of Compugraphic Prints, 17,
 
Artist's Handmade Book,
 
BBB Press, Surrey. ISBN 978-1-900088 00 X


1996 'Noetic Landscapes'.
 
Postcard & Prints, 9 Black and White Illustrations,
 
Artist's Edition 50, BBB Press, London.


1995 'Take the First Step - Stand On Your Head'.
 
Handmade Book, 32 Black and White Illustrations,
 
Artist's Edition 50, BBB Press, London. ISBN 978-1-900088-00-8



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teaching art & design

1996-2006   Brunel University, Design Department. Head of Visual Communication.
1995-2000   Media Production Facilities, London. Head of Computer Graphics.
1985-1993   Middlesex University. Head of Centre for Computer Aided Art & Design (CASCAAD).
1988-1989   Hochschule fur Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund. Schwabisch Gmund, Germany. Visiting Professor.
1985   SCAN, Groningen, Netherlands. Computer Graphics Tutor.
1985   Department of Education and Science, London. Computer Graphics Tutor.
1985   Worker's Education Association, Lambeth. Computer Graphics Tutor.
1984-1985   Leicester Polytechnic, School of Graphic Design. Computer Graphics Lecturer.
1984-1985   Kingston Polytechnic, Foundation Department. Graphics Lecturer.
1984   Croydon College, Foundation Department. Graphics Tutor.
1984   Brighton High School, Melbourne, Australia. Visitor.
1979-1983   Wimbledon School of Art, Foundation Department. Graphics Tutor.
1978-1987   Kingston Polytechnic, School of Graphic Design. Computer & Graphics Tutor.
1978   Preston Institute of Technology, Fine Art Department, Australia. Visiting Lecturer.
1978   University of Melbourne, School of Architecture, Australia. Visiting Lecturer.
1978   Royal Melbourne Insitute of Technology, School of Design, Australia. Visiting Lecturer.
1978   Upfield High School, Melbourne, Australia. Visitor.
1976-1979   Poster Collective, London. Community Tutor.
1972   Architectural Association, London. Visiting Tutor.
1970   University of Sri Lanka, Department of Architecture. Visiting Tutor.


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computer animation

1999 Henley Media: Building fly through. (with Dr Gregg Moore)
1988 Dragon Films: Animation and effects for feature film. (with Dr Gregg Moore)
1988 Granada Television: 'The Shape of the World'. Computer effects. Producer: Simon Berthon. (with Dr Gregg Moore)
1987 Central Television: 'Line Ballet', 'Hexagonal Dance'. Mathematics for Schools' program. Producer: Brian Becker. (with Dr Gregg Moore)

graphic commissions

1986-2016 Design, Graphics, Computing, Illustration, Consultancy, Curating, etc:

  'ICOGRADA 87', Berlin, DDR.
Curator, Consultant.

Tamil Times, London.
Cartoons.

The Commonwealth Secretariat', London.
Design Consultant.

Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London.
Poster - 'United Nations Against Torture' (2000)
Poster - 'Amnesty 25th Anniversary' (1986)
Poster - 'United Nations Against Torture' (1985)
Illustrations - 'Torture in Ethiopia' (1985)

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), London.
Calypso Beat, London.
Bright Carver, London.
Publicity. Posters.

GLC, 'London Against Racism', London.
Advertising Campaign.

National Rubella Council, London.
Design Consultant.

Phillipine Support Group, London.
Theatre Scenery Design
Publicity. Posters

'INTERGRAFIK 84', Berlin, DDR.
Exhibition Poster
Exhibition Curator (Students)

Dial-a-Ride, Kensington & Chelsea, London.
Corporate Livery (UK wide).

Marram Books / Zed Press / Pluto Press.
Zed Press, London.
ICOM Co-Publications, London.
Houseman's Books, London.
Bookcovers.

Dual Building Designs.
Blenkinsop Architects.
Hammett, Norton & Drew, Architects.
Holder and Mathias, Architects.
Architectural Perspectives.

Ruth First Memorial Trust.
Brent Housing Department.
Posters.

Marram Books, London.
Grassroots Publishing, London.
Hellyar Contracts Ltd, London.
Lonipoh, London.
'FUEMSSO', London.
Art Direction, Corporate Identity.

Action for Disability, London.
Access Guides for the Disabled.

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
Exhibition Curator -'RØDE MOR'.

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation,
Permanent Peoples Tribunal, Antwerp, Belgium.

Exhibition: 'History and Politics of the Phillipines'.

Young World Books, London.
Illustrations -'Tales of Mozambique'.

Iraqi Cultural Centre, London.
Photography for 'UR' magazine.


architecture

1968-2006 Architect, Project Leader, Design & Project Development, Consultancy, etc. for:

  Len Breen Design, London, Surrey, Hampshire.
Brunel University, Computer Laboratories, Englefield Green.
Middlesex University, Computer Laboratories, Enfield.
Private Housing, Hampshire.
Recycling Facility (for SKBB), Hampshire.
ACAVA, Artists Studios, Shepherds Bush.

Hammett, Norton and Drew, Architects and Planners, London.
Middlesex Guildhall Refurbishments, London.

Rock Townsend, Architects / Martec International, London.
Bounds Green Campus, Middlesex University, Enfield, London.

BB+ST, Architects and Planners, London.
Urban Redevelopment, Bangladesh.

Ameron Process Systems Ltd, London.
Accommodation Units, Petroleum Production Platforms.

Kyle Stewart Constructions, London.
Post Office, Nine Elms, London.

Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners, London.
Rehabilitation Facility (Prison), Libya.
Shopping Centres, London.

Bates, Smart and McCutcheon, Architects and Planners, Melbourne.
Tuggeranon Government Buildings, Canberra.
Prahran Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Meldrum & Partners, Architects, Melbourne, Australia.
National Banks of Australia.

Leonard Breen & Associates, Melbourne, Australia.
Multi-Diagnostic Sheltered Workshop, Heidelberg, Australia.
High Court of Australia Competition, Canberra, Australia.
Private Housing, Sunbury, Victoria.

Mitchell & Renau Architects, London.
Milton Keynes Housing / Planning.

Robin Moore-Ede & Associates (Crowley Moore-Ede), London.
Private Housing, London.
Factory and Office Complex, Lagos, Nigeria.

Rader and Mileto / Interplan, Architects, Rome, Italy.
Hyatt Hotel and Tourist Complex, Caspian Sea, Iran.
Iranian Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tourist Complex, Dakar, Senegal.
Winter Palace (for the Shah of Iran), Kish Island, Iran.

Building Design Partnership (BDP), Architects and Planners, London.
UN Conference Centre Competition, Vienna, Austria.
Belle Vale Shopping Complex, Liverpool.
Leicester Central Area Development, Leicester.

Justin Samerasakera Associates, Architects, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Olympic Swimming Pool and Facilities, Kandy.
Industrial Estate, Jaffna.
Cinema Complex, Colombo.

Leonard Breen & Associates, Melbourne, Australia.
Private Housing.
Office Refurbishments (Pitts & Tallarida).

Victorian Government Railways, Architects' Dept, Melbourne.
Workers' Amenities Building, Melbourne.
Network Railway Station Refurbishments.

W.P. Brown & Partners, Civil and Structural Engineers, Melbourne.
Tullamarine Airport, Structural Engineering Development.
 

archaeology

1977 Archaeological Excavations in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Site Architect)
Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
1976 Archaeological Excavations in Ghubayra, Iran. (Site Architect)
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.