Susan Lincoln has a rich connection to regional and rural Australia, and it is the nostalgia and familial connection to these places that has left a signature mark on her artworks over the last decade.
From Susan’s childhood memories of being spellbound by the light refractions around the room from her mother’s crystal bracelet in the unique light of outback Queensland, to the heartbeat performance video enacted by Susan and her daughter, YOU ARE HERE 2 (The Incredible Lightness of Being) exhibits the lived experience of the bonds of motherhood and family.
Susan’s artworks are fixed in the ideologies of the feminine, and play with the idea of secular spirituality. To be in the presence of Susan’s work is to understand the artist’s desire to promote an experiential or immersive experience; one which is rooted in philosophy, memory and reflection.
Selected excerpts drawn from an essay by Laura Brinin, Curator, Side Gallery.
A travelling exhibition organised by Warwick Art Gallery and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Proudly sponsored by International Art Services and ShapeShift Design Technologies; and supported by Designfront, McPherson’s Consumer Products and Mitsubishi Pencil Company Ltd.
Tour Dates 2019
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, QLD: 22 March - 28 April 2019
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery, QLD: 4 May - 22 June 2019
Banner image above: Susan Lincoln, TRR (Light Vehicle), detail, 2014-2019, moulded fibreglass, polycarbonate, acrylic, lead crystals, paint, timber offcuts, laser cut acrylic, monofilament, rug, 360 x 420 x 420 x 270 cm. Photo credit: L. Grosmann.