Closer

By Lindy Sale

Medium: Acrylic on polycotton

Size: 101cm by 121cm

DESCRIPTION


About the Artist

Lindy Sale spent her early years in remote western Queensland until moving to Brisbane for secondary school and university. She subsequently studied visual art and is a graduate of the Queensland College of Art. She has been a practising artist for over twenty-five years, regularly exhibiting paintings and drawings in group and solo shows.

 

Lindy was the 2018 winner of the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award. She has been the featured painter at the Brisbane Grammar School Art Show and has been highly commended in award exhibitions including the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (Adelaide), the Lethbridge Landscape Prize (2021, 2022) and the Clayton Utz Art Prize (2017, 2020, 2021). She has twice been a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing in Sydney (2020, 2022) and was selected as a finalist for the Milburn Art Prize (2021).

 

Her work carries a theme which reflects her interest in the natural world around her. Earlier work placed particular emphasis on small botanical subjects collected in her immediate surroundings. More recently she has considered the psychological effects of a natural environment, for example clouds in the sky above or the complex density of a forest, and how this might be expressed in paint. In 2021 she moved from Brisbane, Queensland to live on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Her studio is at the top of a ridge. The land drops away through forest to eventually reach a creek in the valley. Latterly, influenced by her new surroundings, the subject of her artwork has moved towards forest landscape.

Education
Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, University of Queensland, Brisbane

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Platypus Creek, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2018 Shifting Worlds, Graydon Gallery, Brisbane

2012 We are as clouds, Anita Traverso AT_Salon, Richmond, Melbourne

2011 Recent Works, Three White Rooms, Paddington, Brisbane

2008 Lush Harvest, Gallery Tokonoma, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast

2007 Ithaca Creek Two, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane

2004 Ithaca Creek, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane

1998 Subdivision, Smith + Stoneley on Stratton, Newstead, Brisbane

1995 Surface Paradise, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Lethbridge Landscape Prize, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2022 Local Artists Local Content, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra

2022 The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry GalleryPLC, Croydon, Sydney

2021 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane

2021 Home, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2021 Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor, Brisbane

2021 Lethbridge Landscape Prize, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2020 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane

2020 The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Sydney

2019 Wandering, Lethbridge Gallery, Bulimba, Brisbane

2018 Lethbridge 10,000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2018 Scape to Scape, Lethbridge Gallery Bulimba, Brisbane

2017 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane

2016 The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

2013 Light Imperative (feat. Estampa) Bardon, Brisbane

2011 Belle Arti Art Award, Chapman and Bailey Gallery, Melbourne

2010 The Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe

2009 Seeds Scattered Far and Wide, Niche Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

2009 Doggett Street Studio Winter Exhibition, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane

2009 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide  and at the National Archives, Canberra

2009 The Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast

2006 The Warwick Art Prize 2006, Warwick, Queensland

2006 Off the Wall, Art Sydney 06, Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

2005 Tango, Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane (as featured painter)

2002 The Warwick Art Prize 2002, Warwick, Queensland

2000 Close to the Heart, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane

2000 Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition 2000, Churchie, Brisbane.

1999 finale, Smith + Stoneley on Stratton, Newstead, Brisbane

1999 Churchie Exhibition of Emerging Art, Churchie, Brisbane

1998 gold, frankincense and myrrh, Smith + Stoneley on Stratton, Newstead, Brisbane

1995 Artistcare Drawing Prize, Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane

1995 Combust , Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane

1994 Artistcare Drawing Prize, Queensland College of Art Gallery and Magazine Space, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane

1994 Women’s History, Magazine Space, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane.

1994 The Greatest Show on Earth, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1993 Fresh, Bartleme Galleries, Brisbane

 

Awards

2022 Lethbridge Landscape Prize, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – highly commended

2022 Local Artists Local Content, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra – selection

2022 The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC, Croydon, Sydney – selection

2021 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane – highly commended

2021 Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane – selection

2021 Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor, Brisbane – selection

2021 Lethbridge Landscape Prize, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – highly commended

2020 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane – highly commended

2020 The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC, Croydon, Sydney – selection

2020 Lethbridge 20,000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – selection

2019 Lethbridge 20,000, Lethbridge GalleryBrisbane – selection

2018 Lethbridge 10,000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – winner

2017 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane – highly commended

2017 Lethbridge 10,000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – selection

2016 The Clayton Utz Art Award, Clayton Utz, Brisbane – selection

2016 The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016, South Australian Museum, Adelaide – selection

2010 The Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe – selection

2009 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Adelaide – highly commended

2009 The Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast, Qld – selection

2007 Roma Art Prize, Roma, Qld – winner open award

2006 The Warwick Art Prize 2006, Warwick, Qld – commendation

2006 Off the Wall, Art Sydney 06, Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – selection

2002 Roma Art Prize, Roma, Qld – winner open award

2000 Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition 2000, Brisbane – selection

1999 Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition 1999, Brisbane – winner of over 35 category

1995 Artistcare Drawing Prize, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane – winner

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