12.30pm – 1.30pm Wednesday 10 August 2022
Drawing on an ancient Chinese tradition of Flung Ink, practised by Buddhist monks after an interlude of meditation, Lindy Lee creates powerful thrown ink and flung bronze artworks. Honouring and responding to this ‘calligraphy of the universe’, we, too, have flung our ink – in the form of creative writing – watching as our words appear on the page, full of reflections and shadows, stillness and flux. The materiality of Lee’s artworks, with their elemental basis and porous boundaries, offer a deeply inspirational space which invites connection.
Join us in a reading of original works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction written by Curtin University staff from the disciplines of education, visual arts, creative and professional writing, and communication and media studies.
Writing by: Danielle O’Leary, Caitlin Maling, Susanna Castleden, Qian Gong, Rachel Robertson, Paul Gardner, Denise Woods, Christina Chau, Christina Lee, Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle, Per Henningsgaard, Anne Ryden.
Featuring presentations from:
Qian Gong, The Narration of the Cosmos, 5:40
Christina Chau, Between you, me and Lindy, 11:08
Anne Ryden, Where does art begin?, 15:34
Paul Gardner, Flung Words, 18:44
Susanna Castleden, extract from The Weight of a Hole, 24:30
Christina Lee, The Virtues of Unbelonging, 30:32
Per Henningsgaard, extract from Flung Ink, 35:27
Rachel Robertson, extract from Traces, 38:03
Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle, extract from Neither Here Nor There, 42:00
Lindy Lee, Moonlight and Rain (detail), 2008, synthetic polymer, oil and wax on aluminium, courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop, John Curtin Gallery, 2022. Photographer: Sue-Lyn Moyle.
John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
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Open until 28 August 2022
Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
LINDY LEE: MOON IN A DEW DROP
3 JUNE – 28 AUGUST 2022
Lindy Lee is one of the most respected contemporary artists working in Australia today. Influential Australian Chinese artist, Lindy Lee, explores identity, history, spirituality and our relationship to the cosmos. She creates meditative works using light, shadow and scale across many artforms. Moon in a Dew Drop takes an in-depth look at four decades of extraordinary practice.
Working across a range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation and public art, Lee draws on her Australian and Chinese heritage to develop works that engage with the history of art, cultural authenticity, personal identity and the cosmos. Key influences are the philosophies of Daoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism, which explore the connections between humanity and nature.
Take in shimmering, meditative and thought-provoking works in her major survey exhibition which draws on her experience of living between two cultures.