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Linda Davy

Linda Davy
Artist's statement

I am drawn to the intricacies of the outdoors, to the beauty of line, shadow, tone, structure, texture and tactility of the natural environment.

The many different materials available for use in the exploration of these concepts and the combination of mediums to convey an event or 'texture' is an important part of my practice.

The process of creation becomes the main focus of my work whether it is a collaboration with scientists or other artists using a combination of electronics and textiles, the development of a community artwork with mosaic and handmade tiles, the spontaneity offered by clay in the making of sculptural ceramics or the recycling of materials to fashion a new artwork.

My goal is to engage with this driving force of creativity through my everyday practice, to provide an avenue of artistic expression to the community through art projects, and to enjoy working with other inventive and inspiring people to forge new and exciting works of art.

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Recent work
Summer
  • Summer, 2011
  • bronze, fired porcelain
  • Dimensions: 50 x 28 x 28cm
  • Photo: Stuart Hay
Winter
  • Winter, 2011
  • bronze nest, unfired clay and twigs
  • Dimensions: 45 x 45 x 50cm
  • Photo: Stuart Hay
Birdnest
  • Birdnest, 2011
  • bronze
  • Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 22cm
  • Photo: Stuart Hay
Matching Shoe and Handbag
  • Matching Shoe and Handbag, 2010
  • ceramic, lustre, decals
  • Dimensions: life size
  • Photo: courtesy of the artist

Adelie Penguins
  • Adelie Penguins, 2010
  • ceramic, raku fired
  • Dimensions: 32 x 16 x 22cm
  • Photo: courtesy of the artist
Blue Wren
  • Blue Wren, 2010
  • ceramic, raku fured, copper legs
  • Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 6cm
  • Photo: courtesy of the artist

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Biography

Linda was born in Bathurst, New South Wales (NSW) and as the daughter of a banking man, moved from town to town, between Northern NSW and the southern coastline of Victoria every single year of her life until the age of 13 years.

This has perhaps been a contributing factor to her continual exploration of different artistic mediums, beginning with oil paintings in the centrefold of a school geography exercise book.

Linda began at art school at the age of 17, in painting and moving on to become an experienced leatherworker, designing and making leather bags, sculptures, furniture with handpainted leather upholstery before moving on to mosaic, recycled textile garments and quilts and becoming artist in residence for several school projects involving handmade tiles and mosaics. She has been involved in collaborative projects with scientists and other artists, achieving success in travelling exhibitions around Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.

Ceramics has been the dominant medium for the past 10 years and Linda returned to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in ceramics at the Australian National University School of Art in 2008 under the guidance of Janet DeBoos and Greg Daly.

Her work has been recently selected for the 2008 Gold Coast International Ceramics Award and the 'Young Guns' International Ceramics exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts in 2009.

Selected exhibitions
2010:   27th Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, The Arts Centre Gold Coast - Gold Coast, QLD
2009:   Unravel, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2009:   Touch, Macquarie University - Sydney
2009:   West with the Night, Gallery 12 Pialligo - Canberra
2009:   Exhibition, Artery Gallery - Mossy Point, NSW
2008:   Interior Exterior, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2008:   Momento Mori, Brenda May Gallery - Sydney
2007:   Zizi the Affectionate Couch, Institute of Contemporary Arts - London, UK
2007:   Under the Radar, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology - Liverpool, UK
2007:   Exhibition, Sofitel - Melbourne
2006:   Bird Houses, Mawson Galleries - Canberra
2005:   Homo Ludens, 3rd Annual Seoul International Media Art Biennale - Seoul, Korea
2005:   Cocoon, The Hive Gallery - Canberra
Selected commissions/awards/grants
2009:   Museum of Democracy commission
2008:   Tuggeranong Arts Centre award
2005:   Childrens Week Award - outstanding contribution to art in school community

 

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