The last eighteen months were challenging but I managed to adapt and keep working towards my first solo Flowers of the Night at Sullivan+Strumpf. The body of work was installed, my vision realised, but because of lockdowns the exhibition was presented professionally online. It was impossible to fully capture the sense of scale, complexity of forms and surfaces of my ceramic sculptures without being present in the exhibition space. Fortunately, the wonderful team at Sullivan+Strumpf created a great online presentation, which included a film by the talented Simon Hewson that captured the essence of the exhibition, a series of photographs, and a catalogue essay by Naomi Riddle. I was happy with the sales; several works have found homes in some good collections including a significant art institution.
+ Flowers of the Night Lynda Draper, 2021. Installation view, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. dimensions variable.
Author/s: Lynda Draper