At the Annual General Meeting of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts on Sunday 14 October 2018 Leonid Olijnyk was awarded a FELLOWSHIP DIPLOMA.
THE AWARD IS RECOGNISED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
Leonid’s Fine Art Photograph, 'Victoria Square Adelaide 1956' is one of many chosen for the Royal SA Society of Arts 'AUTHENTIC ADELAIDE' Exhibition from now until the new year in the historic Adelaide Town Hall Gallery.
Sixty years ago Leonid Olijnyk was 21 years of age. He was employed by the Electricity Trust of SA. Together with his apprentice, Alan Cock, he was working in the substation in Post Office Place. Looking up he observed the 5AD Radio Transmission Tower on the top of the Advertiser building and said" Wouldn't it be great to climb that tower and get a photograph of Victoria Square?" To his surprise Alan said "My father is the Chief Electrical Engineer of 5AD and could arrange this for you, so bring your camera in tomorrow!"
As a result Mr. Cock kindly arranged to turn off the power to the Tower and transfer transmission to the Dry Creek Radio tower during lunch time.
Leonid with his Camera safely around his neck climbed the high tower the next day and captured this unique historic picture of Victoria Square immortalising a moment in time for the city of Adelaide!.
A framed copy of Leonid's remarkable 'Victoria Square, Adelaide 1956' was presented by Vikki Waller, President of RSASA to the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese, to celebrate the 160th birthday of the Society.
For over sixty years Leonid continues to inspire and amaze all who enjoy his fine art collection.
AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE 1973
CAPTURED MOMENTS BY LEONID OLIJNYK
WE ARE CELEBRATING AN EXHIBITION OF OUR LATEST IMAGES - LARGER AND EVEN MORE ASTOUNDING THAN EVER!! SEE MORE WHEN YOU VISIT OUR GALLERY!
One magical day Leonid was invited by celebrated photographer, Jan Dalman to enjoy a photographic session with The Australian Dance Theatre, directed by Elizabeth Dalman.OAM
The setting was a secluded park in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. The dancers were amazing, energetic, magical and in love with their art.
Leonid has captured all the emotion as the dancers performed oblivious to the photographer with one of his first Hasselblad Cameras focused on them.
.How fortunate we are to study these remarkable artists and their dance that will never be repeated again. Enjoy!.
characters of the Fleurieu portrait exhibition prize
In the 4th Biennial Characters of the Fleurieu Portrait Exhibition 2018, Leonid presented the winning photographic portrait - the most magnificent and relevant work in the entire exhibition.
Geoff Bromilow was the artist at work that Leonid was privileged to photograph in Geoff's studio workshop, Delamere, South Australia.
In this powerful portrait Leonid has captured Geoff's real belief in and love for his artistic world of wood sculpting. His truly wonderful sculptures are in homes across Europe, America, Australia and new Zealand and also in the famous Ezair Gallery,New York.