Leigh Carbines

Leigh enjoys creating and selling his own and other artists works and has spent most of his life involved with the arts, either making, teaching, framing, presenting, promoting or selling artworks. He has made and installed lead light windows in churches, private homes and businesses; painted commissions for individuals and businesses as well as created sculptures and handmade jewellery.

His life work has been varied by purpose, influenced by circumstances – environment, location, financial and family needs whilst at all times gaining new skills and seeing the world in its many facets.  As a Gallery Director and Teacher, he is familiar with public speaking and writing having opened many exhibitions as well as writing many articles for papers and magazines.

Leigh has been the director of a number of Galleries including:

Solaway Pty Ltd -  incorporating WellHung Artworks and Gallery Conservation Framing

Possums Gallery - Preston Market, Carbines Gallery - South Yarra, Wiregrass Gallery - Eltham

Truffles Art Gallery - Prahran, Bottoms Art and Craft - Carlton.

Major Commissions:

Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, South Yarra, Construction and installation of 9 panels to complete dome, 1994 – 2004; RMIT Computer Division, Commemorative Plaque, 1984; Australian Conservation Trust and Municipal and State Awards, 1984


Friends of the Earth Exhibition Auction, Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Red Hill Art Show,

Rudolf Steiner Warrenwood Art Show, Christian Community Hawthorn Exhibition,

Curated A Colourful Life Exhibition – Montsalvat, honouring Noella Clohesy life as an Artist

Solo Exhibitions:

Fitzroy Gallery   - Fitzroy | Steps Gallery - Carlton | CCC Gallery - Hawthorn

Group Exhibitions:

DVGC - Diamond Creek, Camberwell Art show - Caulfield,  Art Red Hills, Rudolf Steiner School – Warranwood, Gallery Without Walls - Bendigo, SmartArtz Gallery - South Melbourne, Aboriginal – Anti Nuclear Mining Show - Melbourne City, Falkner Gallery – Castlemaine, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Wiregrass Gallery, Laola Art Show, Daylesford Station Gallery.


General enquiries


PH: 03 9817 5170



PH: 03 9817 5170

Gallery Location

602-604 High Street

Kew, VIC 3101

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11am-4pm (general  public)

Open by appointment 7 days a week