Acme Studios — Lyndall Phelps

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lyndall Phelps

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Lyndall Phelps is an Australian artist, based in New South Wales. Her practice is driven by a fascination and curiosity: she plays the role of an enthusiast, with a working methodology similar to an amateur Victorian collector. Her work makes connections between history and its contemporary context, inviting a glimpse into the unfamiliar or forgotten. A different perspective is afforded and at times the distinction between fact and fiction is difficult to ascertain. Her installations are often playful, sometimes magical, and at times surreal: a pigeon falls from the sky attached to a parachute and forensic markers invade the attic of a National Trust property.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Flutter, St Albans Museum and Gallery, Hertfordshire (2018); Fertile Ground, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (2017); Rope, Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Hastings, East Sussex (2013); Softkill, Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire (2011); The Pigeon Archive, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW (2011). Permanent commissions include: The Wirksworth Service, Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Derbyshire, commissioned by Wirksworth Heritage Trust (2018); Touch, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, commissioned by Warwickshire District Council (2017); Elliott Chappell Health Centre, Hull, East Yorkshire, commissioned by NHS England (2013).

In early 2020 Lyndall began a Doctor of Visual Arts at Griffith University in Brisbane titled ‘Artist as Collector and Creator of Collections’.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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