Image: Camie Lyons with her works Stick figures, apples and pears, 2019, bronze, edition 3, 270 x 143 x 290cm (each)
‘A Physical Response’
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
18 October – 1 December
In 2018 Camie Lyons participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. Taking inspiration from the lives of Hill End’s gold rush era inhabitants, Lyons threw herself into physical making: dragging branches back to the Haefligers studio, digging clay, and mark making with sticks, stones and found ochres. The resulting work is the beginning of a new-found language for the artist, a rich seam of ‘gold’ which will inform her practice for many years to come.
‘A Physical Response’ will be opened by Antonia Syme, Director, Australian Tapestry Workshop on Friday 18th October at 6pm.
Friend and fan of Camie’s work, Jennine Primmer, visited her Dulwich Hill studio ahead of the exhibition launch. To read the interview, click here.
Join a discussion between BRAG Director Sarah Gurich and exhibiting artist Camie Lyons on Saturday 19th October from 11am – 12pm, as Camie discusses her time as a Hill End AIR in 2018 and how it has influenced her art practice. Free event, no bookings required.
This new body of work will also be shown in Camie’s upcoming exhibition at Australian Galleries Sydney in March 2020.
Camie Lyons is a Sydney-based artist that works across a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting and drawing. Lyons’ artistic practice is largely inspired by and incorporates her intuition and experience as a contemporary dancer, as she explores the free-flowing possibility of lines, form and movement created by the human body. Lyons studied Fine Arts at RMIT in Melbourne and later completed her Masters at the College of Fine Art (COFA), UNSW in Sydney. She has held several solo exhibitions with Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney and Scott Livesey in Melbourne, and has showed internationally at Australasian Art Projects and the Australian High Commission in Singapore, as well as The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong. Lyons has travelled extensively throughout her life and has been an Artist in Residence in Sweden, Bulgaria, Bull Bay (TAS) and most recently at the Haefligers cottage in Hill End (NSW). In 2019, Lyons completed four large scale drawing commissions for Tiffany & Co. which are now on permanent display at their new flagship store in Sydney. And in what will be her first regional museum exhibition, Lyons will be showing a new body of work that was produced during the Hill End AIR at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 2019. Her work is in several public and private collections in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, London, Thailand and New York.
Camie Lyons, New snakes in town 2 (gold), 2019, bronze, 55 x 40 x 50 cm
Camie Lyons, Impromptu making shadow, 2019, charcoal and ink on paper, 75 x 210 cm
Camie Lyons, Itchy, scratchy drawing 2, 2018, mixed media on industrial paper, 155 x 86 cm