—Opening 5 May, Thursday 6-8pm—
Multi-award-winning costume designer and visual artist Julie Lynch captures the delicate beauty of floating petal landscapes in her debut Sydney solo exhibition, Vivida. In this series of works Lynch has layered hand painted and dyed transparent tissue veils to create abstract and evocative imagery of her floral subject matter. The combination of cool and warm colour hues presents a rich and vibrant effect. Lynch echoes the frayed yet spectacular fiery beauty of wild poppies as well as the calmness and serenity inspired by the soothing pigment of indigo. This series reflects Lynch’s profound attention to the colour, shape and textural qualities of nature’s alluring flowers and the sensations they conjure.
“These mixed media paintings draw on my ambition to create work that is both stirring and striking. They confirm my art-practice that inspiring work can be created through discerning observation, a deep exploration of the simplest of forms and pushing the materials’ boundaries.” – Julie Lynch
To be opened by Jennifer Bott AO, arts leader and mentor.