About Leda

LedaLeda van der Post has spent most of her life finding ways to balance her innate creativity with her sense of logic. She studied Fine Arts, then went on to explore a variety of ways and places in which to make a living, before ending up in the world of computers and technology. Well, not quite in that world—her own version of it, more like. You are as likely to find Leda at her easel as in front of a computer; elegantly groomed or eccentrically arty; outside with her dogs or curled up with a book. Her wide range of experiences and life lessons provide fertile material for her stories and paintings of the universal truths to be found at the heart of ordinary lives.


2018 “Everyday Magic”  at National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
2005 “Ordinary Things”  at Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1995 “Simply Art”  By invitation of the Young Friends of the NSW Art Gallery at Simply French Restaurant, Sydney, Australia
1994 “Art in Shopfronts”  Sydney, Australia
1993 “Fragmentations”  with Sally Kidall at Tapas de Espana, Sydney, Australia
1991 “femme f’tarts”  As part of DISSONANCE at AIRSPACE, Sydney, Australia
1991 “Hors d’Oeuvres”  Group show at ARTLET, Sydney, Australia
1985 Michaelis Art School Group Exhibition, Grahamstown Festival of the Arts, South Africa

Academic Writings

PhD: Creating a Space for Integrative Education within the Sciences
Masters: A Computing Studio Method for Teaching Design Thinking
SACLA conference proceedings 2010: A New Role for Creative Design in Computing Education