Thursday, 2 August, 2018
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Jan Murphy Gallery, D10, Melbourne Art Fair, Southbank Arts Precinct (alongside ACCA), 111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006
Join Lucy Culliton as she discusses the still life and landscape paintings inspired by her gardens in Bibbenluke that comprise her solo exhibition at MAF.
A realist by temperament, Culliton extracts the objective truth from her chosen forms with accuracy and precision, but never at the cost of painterly expression. Each leaf must reveal its botanical parents, each feather a particular bird. Animating the still-life genre to suit her means, Culliton’s paintings become celebrations of bounty redolent with luscious colour, intricate patter and the powerful rhythms of repetition. Putting down roots in the Monaro region in 2007, Culliton has found inspiration in the cultivated garden and its tapestry of weeds.
A graduate of the National Art School in Sydney, Cullion 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, wining the 2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award. Culliton is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Free with Melbourne Art Fair entry
Lucy Culliton in her in studio at Bibbenluke, March 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery. Image: Caroline West.