Solo Exhibitions

In addition to being Honorary Photographer for Melbourne Zoo, during 1976 Neil McLeod photographed wildlife on King Island, at Eric Worrell's Reptile Park (Gosford), at Adelaide Zoo, Barry Searles Wildlife Park (Warrnambool) and at Taronga Park Zoo (Sydney).

 He photographed for Sovereign Hill (Ballarat), was a founding member and photographer, for  the Dingo Study Foundation, and Honorary Photographer for Healesville Sanctuary (Victoria). He also did research for the CSIRO on dingo behaviour, and research on bustards at Serendip Wildlife Research Station.

In subsequent years he also photographed wildlife at Western Plains Zoo (Dubbo, NSW), at Adelaide Zoo and the RSPCA (Melbourne), where he was also Honorary Photographer.

In addition he was involved in the earliest study and photography of the newly discovered leadbeater possum, at Lake Mountain (Victoria). He also continued to work at Serendip Wildlife Research Station, and began photography for the Koala Series of books, and birth of a wombat. This included trips to Cleland Fauna Reserve, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and Perth Zoo.

He was very active in organising Wildlife Exhibitions,  being invited on many occasions to show his work at Northland and Eastland Shopping Centres, and Doncaster Shopping Town, in Melbourne.
Exhibitions of Wildlife Photography were also held at the Melbourne Motor Show, the RSPCA, and in Sherbrooke (Victoria).

By late 1979 his work was in demand, and major exhibitions were held at the  Royal Adelaide Zoological Gardens Education Centre (SA) and Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. His exhibition at Sydney Taronga Park Zoo, in December of that year, was opened by the Director, Jack Thropp.

Wildlife exhibitions continued in this pattern over subsequent years.  From 1984, when "Ochres of Mungo  -  Aboriginal Art Today" was published, his work became intensely focussed on studying, recording, promoting and publicising work of Aboriginal artists.

Neil Mcleod's books, Horse Australia, and Clydesdale, were launched in 1985. With the latter, a major photographic exhibition of his work was held at Myer Mural Hall. To publicise this event, a large wagon loaded with bales and drawn by Clydesdale horses travelled to Melbourne, and
actually entered the City streets, stopping outside Myers store in the City  -  a spectacular event!

During the late 1990's Neil McLeod began to study painting with Kordelia Zhan Sui, and from this time began to hold exhibitions of his works. In 2000, "A Cocky in the Paint Room", his portraits of Aboriginal people, was opened in the Main Gallery at Burrinja Community Cultural Centre.

This was followed by "Landscapes of the Bunuba  -  Jandamara, Resistance Leader" at Yering Gallery, Yarra Valley (Vic) and Gallery Grand Salon, Melbourne, in 2003. Notes to this exhibition state : "Australian history mostly has been written by the conquerors. And that part of history applies to Jandamara and the Bunuba Resistance".

When a major fire damaged part of Neil McLeod's valuable photographic Library, with much work damaged by both fire and water, he seized the possibility of creating exciting new images. By 'stressing' the transparency medium, he has turned a tragic loss into a unique pictorial achievement.

Subsequent exhibitions of this Transmography medium were held at Burrinja Gallery, DRCC, (Vic) and in China. The latter, at the Fisherman's Song at Dusk Gallery, Guanzho Province was broadcast on 13 TV stations, including CCTV1, and appeared in numerous magazine and newspaper articles.