Solo exhibition of new work from Lucienne Rickard, an extraordinarily talented young artist. She is a new and original voice in Australian visual arts and the painfully obsessive drawing technique that she uses reflects and underscores the issues that she deals with in her work.
“I am continuing to explore the themes of beauty, death, brutality and obsession, with all of the current work stemming from a trip to Lord Howe Island last year. My grandmother’s family came from the island and still have a family home there. Through this work, I consider what life on the island would have been like for my forebears. I find myself preoccupied with the pervasive presence of death in an isolated, basic life. Some works explore the gradual accumulative death reflected in the small actions woven into daily life and others, the aggressive chasing and confronting of death with activities like shark fishing that took place on the island.” Lucienne Rickard, 2015