Cliftons Art Prize – Winner!

I won the Melbourne Cliftons Art Prize with my portrait of Edward James Murphy!
The competition was fierce with over 760 entries and 10 finalists – I’m so excited!!!

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Evolution

Have you ever had that feeling that you’ve done something new? Something that you’ve never seen before, but you’ve slowly come to over time? It’s not chance, it’s not luck. It’s evolution.

I’m so excited by this development! This is the top layer of my latest painting. It reflects light in certain areas, and obscures the layer beneath in the areas I’ve painted.

This is so exciting because I’ve essentially painted a specularity map in the real world – I’m merging my 3D knowledge into my painting practice. EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED!!! Alone and on a wood-like base, it looks like a beach. But on my painting? Just you wait and see!

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Mother’s Day High Tea – Thank you

I’d just like to offer a very heartfelt thank you to all the lovely guests of yesterday’s Mother’s Day High Tea at the gallery. I hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed yourselves!

Now you can enjoy your hand-made chocolates with a cup of tea in hand by the flickering flame of your tea light candle.

With love,
Lisa


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Photos of the actual event are still to come. Thank you for making the day so special!

Live on the Radio!

Exciting news – I was on the air this morning as I was interviewed live on the SYN Get Cereal breakfast show.

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Check out this link for the interview!

FACETED – Mother’s Day High Tea at the Gallery

As part of my solo show at Claire Layman Gallery, I’m hosting a Mother’s Day High Tea!header

Treat your mum on Mother’s Day to an exclusive High Tea hosted by yours truly at my FACETED Solo Exhibition.

With a glass of bubbly in hand, be wooed by the feminine pieces that surround you. Tempt yourself with the dainty ribbon sandwiches, petit fours and macarons as you sip your tea and ponder the art.

Each golden-ticket entitles you to a hand-crafted menu and a special Thank You gift for attending.

A small, intimate gathering of 35 | Limited Tickets

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FACETED – Solo Show

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My first solo exhibition and I’m very excited!
Opening night is on the 1st of May at Claire Layman Gallery. Hope you can come down!

Linden Postcard Show – Winner!

I won the People’s Choice Award at the Linden Postcard Show!
Thanks go to Yarra Trams for sponsoring the Prize and to everyone who voted.

I’m going to buy lots of paint!

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Art Prizes 2015 Cover

Titled Perspicacious, my painting of actress Melissa Bergland is going to be the cover of Art Prizes 2015. I am absolutely thrilled! It’s such an honour.Art Prizes 2015 Cover

Little Beauties Exhibition

10321087_10152401241140843_4189812957783462073_oCome check out my Crystal Series in the Little Beauties Exhibition
Opening night: Friday the 7th of Nov 2014
Show runs till Nov 30th at Claire Layman Gallery | 4/640 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000

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Art Toppling Tobacco

I won second place in the Art Toppling Tobacco Prize with this referential piece! This is such a great competition and cause, and the message is really important.

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Statement

Despite the very real dangers, people continue to smoke. Consumers keep buying and tobacco companies thrive; we need to stop people before they start.
Using pop culture to illustrate the finality of smoking, this piece draws on both the content and title of the well-known reference. Leveraging this particular series is apt, but its real strength is the juxtaposition of fictional Ad Men who sell us the false positives of smoking, and the reality that the characters reflect. Even without understanding the reference, the message is clear.
If you smoke, you are a MAD MAN.

Judges comments:
This is a very clever retort to a TV show that glamorised smoking: Mad Men. The show did it in a way that was almost deliberately provocative and invited us to be disbelieving about how things once were – along with the sexism and racism it portrayed – but inevitably it made smoking look cool. This image, that mimics the open credits of Mad Men, reminds us of the inevitable end point for most of those characters as a result of their heavy smoking.