Camie Lyons – Highly Commended in ‘Live in Art 2020’ – Invitation Art Prize

In Artist March 2, 2020

Congratulations to Sydney sculptor Camie Lyons for receiving the Highly Commended Award for $10,000 for her stunning work ‘Out on a limb’ in the Live in Art 2020 Invitation Art Prize.

Live in Art 2020 Invitation Art Prize is a professional contemporary art competition organized by Live in Art Gallery, Sydney. The exhibition aims to provide a wider exhibition platform for artists living in Australia, and to show the international community more possibilities for Australian contemporary art.

This year’s prize will be judged by well-known Chinese-Australian curator and artist, Guan Wei, as the curator and chief judge of this invitation exhibition, and senior art critic Kon Gouriotis OAM.

The exhibition consists of two parts, a pre-exhibition at the Live in Art Sydney gallery in the early stage and an extended exhibition at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay in the later stage. The pre-exhibition opening held at 6pm on January 9th at the Live in Art Sydney, and then exhibited until 30 January; and the Award Night will be held at 6pm on February 1st at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay Held, and then extended to March 1.


Live in Art Prize 2020: The prize money of $30,000 is to be awarded to the artist of the single winning entry selected by all judges sponsored by Zobon Group. The work will be collected by Live in Art Sydney as a return to the prize.

Live in Art Highly-Commended 2020: The prize money of $10,000 is to be awarded to a highly-commended artist selected by all judges sponsored by Live in Art Education Fund (E&A Live in Art Education).

For more details and to view the full list of finalists visit the website.

Camie Lyons

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, which resulted in her first solo regional museum exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. In 2019, Lyons also completed four large scale drawing commissions for Tiffany & Co. which are now on permanent display at their new flagship store in Sydney. Her work is in several public and private collections in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, London, Thailand and New York.

Camie has an upcoming exhibition titled ‘A physical response’ at Australian Galleries, Sydney that will run from 17 March – 5 April 2020.

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Images: Camie Lyons, Out on a limb (2017), bronze, 123 x 115 x 40cm