Camie Lyons – Ralph Woodford Artist Residency, Byron Bay

In News December 16, 2019

Congratulations to artist Camie Lyons, who will be undertaking the Ralph Woodford Artist Residency at the Byron School of Art (BSA) in Byron Bay in May 2020.

The Byron School of Art Ralph Woodford Residency is a residency program for contemporary artists working in a range of disciplines. Artists are provided with accommodation and a studio space located in the Byron Bay hinterland. The quiet, idyllic location provides a contemplative living space and studio for artists to work and carry out research away from the ongoing commitments of everyday living. This new initiative aims not only to foster and support artistic development of individual artists, but also to bring critically engaging contemporary work to our community and to the Byron School of Art (BSA).

The BSA Ralph Woodford Residency Program began in 2018 with resident artists to date including Andrew Browne, Brent Harris, Sam Shmith, Judith Eisler, Yvette Coppersmith, Marie Hagerty, Peter Vandermark and Laura Jones.

For more information on the program, click here.

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.


Image credit: Andrew Browne