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Even though Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee has changed and refined her art practice over time there are certain themes that continually pervade her work.
Like many exhibitions, Telaesthesia began with conversation. “The five artists in this exhibition all shared a studio space for several years until 2012 and we would sit around our kitchen table and talk about what it meant to be painting in a post-digital and post-internet world,” says curator and artist Tony Lloyd.
This exhibition sees Van Gogh’s struggle with questions of life. The seasons are allegorical – reaping and sowing, represent growth in life and death in harvest. In particular, wheat fields, olive and cypress trees were frequent subjects that allude to this cycle.
For the 12th Ballarat International Foto Biennale artistic director Fiona Sweet has brought almost 90 of David LaChapelle’s works to Australia as the centrepiece of the 2017 program.
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