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Lindy Lee, 1995

Greg Weight

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 40.4 cm x 50.4 cm, image: 29.6 cm x 43.4 cm)

Lindy Lee (b. 1954) is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists. Born in Brisbane, she completed a diploma at the Kelvin Grove School of Art Education before going to London to study at the Chelsea School of Art in 1979. Having gained further qualifications at the Sydney College of the Arts, she held her first solo exhibition in 1985 and since then has been exhibiting regularly. Her work, encompassing painting, multimedia and installation, has also featured in significant group shows in Australia and overseas and is represented in major Australian public and corporate collections. Lee gained a doctorate in art theory from the University of New South Wales in 2001, and is currently a senior lecturer in painting at the Sydney College of the Arts. She is a trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW, and a founding member of Gallery 4a in Sydney’s Chinatown. Lee investigates selfhood and explores the experiences of loss and transition from China to Australia in her innovative and unique works. She traverses the boundaries between portraiture, sculpture, painting, and installations effortlessly, producing works that are unified in their sentiments. This photograph by Greg Weight shows Lee within her installation No up, no down, I am ten thousand things, presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1995 which examines dislocation and integration.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
© Gregory Weight/Copyright Agency, 2020

Accession number: 2004.83

Currently on display: Gallery Eight (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)

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Artist and subject

Greg Weight (age 49 in 1995)

Lindy Lee (age 41 in 1995)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Donated by

Patrick Corrigan AM (123 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.