Spring Bundle

By Lisa Christensen $2,750

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 71cm by 82cm

DESCRIPTION


About the Artist

Artist Statement

My current art practice investigates the space where reality blurs with the imaginary. I use traditional still life techniques and subjects to explore the relationship between the natural world, and the world defined by man and his material objects and spaces.

Still life traditionally contains a mixture of man-made and natural objects in order to display wealth, and as a symbol for immortality and fragility in life. I aim to extend this relationship by depicting animals as characters within the domestic construct of the still life. In my work, these two worlds – the ‘wild’ and the ‘civilised’ become integrated and interdependent.

Scenes of whimsy feature birds from our local bushland and gardens appearing in domestic spaces. Being familiar with the presence of man, these delicate and curious creatures go about their business, undeterred in a somewhat serendipitous and cultured fashion.

Education

2006
Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, QLD College of Art, Griffith University (First Class Honours)
2004
Bachelor of Fine Art, QLD College of Art, Griffith University

Awards

2014 Highly Commended - Lethbridge 10000
2008 Winner - Outback Spirit Ergon Energy Waltzing Matilda Art Show, Winton Qld
2006 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2003 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2002 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence
2002 Quota International of Brisbane City Inc. Billie Hall Bursary (highest GPA in First Year), Queensland College of Art
2001 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

Exhibitions and Prizes

2016
Paper and String, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Downlands Art Show, Qld
Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane 
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane 


2015
An Open Window, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2014
Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2013
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2012
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2011
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2008
Behind Glass, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane
Outback Spirit Ergon Energy Waltzing Matilda Art Show, Winton, Qld


2007
Gadens Top Ten, Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane
15 Artists, Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe
Hatched, National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA


2006
Thiess Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
Hot Pool, Honours Graduate Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
Extract 2- Environments Real and Imagined, Queensland College of Art Galleria, Southbank, Qld
Extract- Environments: Real and Imagined, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Qld
Creatures, Critters and Bipeds, The Art Factory, South Brisbane, Qld


2005
Much More Than This (Painting and Light) Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Qld


2004
More Than Beautiful (Deep Space Exploration) paintings and works on paper, Soapbox Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Qld


2003
Thiess Prize, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Southbank, Qld
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Vic

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