24 Oct 2020 Weekly Event
Stay warm, be cool is the new exhibition by Lucy Culliton. The subjects for Lucy’s paintings are always close to home and close at hand. Painted during winter, this exhibition documents the domestic appliances that provide comfort to the artist. Portraits of every day, the weathered objects are treated with reverence and whimsy, her heaters throw a convincingly warm glow while the fans sit temporarily unplugged.
Following a long tradition of Australian painters like Sydney Nolan documenting the drought, her palette reflects the reality of a baked landscape. Employing the power of repetition, her paintings of rusted cans and oil pots celebrate the most humble of everyday vessels.
About the Artist
A graduate of the National Art School in Sydney, Culliton was recognised in a major survey at Mosman Art Gallery in 2014. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Macquarie Bank and Parliament House collections. She is a regular exhibitor in leading public awards, winning the 2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award. Culliton is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW.
24 Oct 2020