Inside the Artist's Studio - August

Sculptor, Lucy McEachern takes us Inside her Artist Studio - Thursday 14th August

When: Thursday 14th August 7pm - 8pm
Where: Senior Citizens Room, Birregurra (Birregurra Hall - entrance at rear on the left hand side)
Lucy McEachern is quickly establishing herself as a leading sculptor of birds. Her work is exhibited in a number of Australian galleries and, having recently been accepted into the prestigious 'Birds in Art' exhibition in 2010 and 2011 at the Woodson Museum in Wisconsin USA, Lucy McEachern has had the opportunity to exhibit her work internationally. 

Lucy joins us at Birregurra Arts Group in August and invites us to take a glimpse of her artist studio. Come along and find out how Lucy produces her beautiful sculptures and get an insight into the nuts and bolts of her creative process.

Everyone is welcome. Come along, bring a plate or a bottle of wine and enjoy the company of other art enthusiasts.

Lucy draws inspiration from her home situated in rural Australia. Brought up on a farming property in south west Victoria, she has a deep affinity with the enchanting birds that inhabit the surrounding landscape. She is often inspired when doing stock work as she rides past plantations and grasslands and, living by a creek, Lucy has the pleasure of observing an abundance of water birds at her front door. Whether it is a finch that darts from post to post, a brolga that dances with its mate or a wedge tailed eagle that glides in the thermals high above, there is a never ending supply of subject matter to inspire.

Lucy’s sculptures are moulded in clay and wax and cast in bronze, using the “lost wax process”. They feature simplified and elegant lines and form, which venerate the subject and demonstrate Lucy’s deep respect for these enchanting creatures. She enjoys the challenge of portraying movement and capturing a bird’s personality whilst simultaneously creating a permanent, solid form. The sculptures’ tactile nature invites the viewer to feel the bird’s contours in a celebration of its majestic presence.
Lucy’s sculptures are included in private collections throughout Australia and abroad.  Her Guinea Fowl and Australian Wood Duck have been selected to travel throughout the United States, along with works of other noted bird artists from around the world, until 2013. 

Recent group exhibitions:
2011: ’Jewels of the Wild’, Gasworks Art Park, Albert Park Victoria
2011: Finalist in the Yering Station Sculpture Prize, Yering Station Yarra Glen, Vic
2011: Finalist in the ‘Agendo 2011’ Emerging Artist prize, The Abbotsford Convent Abbotsford, Melbourne.
2011: Finalist in ‘The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize’, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.
2011: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum ‘Birds in Art 2011’ Wausau Wisconsin, United States of America
2011: Finalist in the Lorne Sculpture Prize, Lorne Victoria
2011: ‘Cut and Formed on the Plains’ with Vida Pearson, Yering Station, Yarra Glen Victoria; Roma on Bugil, Roma, Queensland, and Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach, New South Wales
2011: Finalist in the Toorak Village Sculpture Prize, Melbourne, Victoria

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