Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and film. Often working in series or meditations on one theme, her measured pace gently insists that patient observation might lead to layers of understanding between ourselves, others and the natural environment. Her work has been presented at the Auckland Triennial, Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Sydney festival as well as being exhibited internationally from Arnolfini, The Young Vic and Festival d'Aix en Provence in Europe to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the United States.
Wallworth's responsive environments lead visitors to transcend their everyday selves and to connect with universal themes that include and describe their own existence. Always experimenting with the newest technologies, her ability to build a sense of community and compassion with these tools is startling. Beauty, revelation and wonder are celebrated in the artist’s works, fusing mind and body through the fundamental means of the haptic and the optic, light and touch.
The artist describes her intention as “bringing together technological advances and ancient understandings, new media and old practices, electronics and the electricity of human touch.”
Residencies and awards
Nominated for Queenland's National New Media Art Award
Became inaugural AFTRS Creative Fellow
Awarded a Synapse Residency by the Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility (CBIF) at University of Western Sydney.
Completed an Arts Council England Fellowship residency at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
Awarded an Australia Council for the Arts New Media Arts Fellowship which enabled her to undertake residencies in Iran, Italy and New Mexico.
Selected exhibitions and screenings
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
Queensland Art Gallery
BigPond Adelaide Film Festival
Castlemaine State Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Mostly Mozart Festival
Melbourne International Arts Festival
Festival International d'Art Lyrique
National Glass Centre (first UK solo exhibition)
BEAP, John Curtin Gallery
BFI Southbank Gallery
Arnolfini Gallery premier of Still: Waiting2
New Crowned Hope Festival, Vienna (first major European solo exhibition)
Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Elegy for Young Lovers
Duality of Light
Hold: Vessel 2
Evolution of Fearlessness
Beautiful Sunset (exhibition page from 2009)
Invisible by Night
Hold: Vessel 1
Lynette Wallworth’s work is produced internationally by Forma.
an magazine review
Vertigo magazine review
Review of Duality of Light at Samstag Museum of Art
Connected by Light, a website following the making of Duality of Light
Sydney Festival 2010
Hold: Vessel 2 at the BFI
Further information for presenters of Forma projects
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