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Lindy Lee - Artist Talk and ART BYRON Fundraiser

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Join influential Australian artist, Lindy Lee for an evening of conversation, food and wine at Newrybar Hall on Friday, January 22, 2021

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Join Byron Arts Magazine and influential Australian artist Lindy Lee for an exclusive evening of conversation, food and wine at Newrybar Hall on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Lee will be ‘In Conversation’ with artist and curator Glenn Barkley. Guests will hear about her practice, international success and the survey exhibition “Moon in a Dew Drop” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (until 28 February 2021).

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, OBE, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, describes Lee as ‘an artist who weaves together her personal experience of living between two cultures to create highly evocative works which are especially relevant in today’s Australia’.

Selected works from Lee’s Fire series will be hung in the Newrybar Hall with banners from another group of works titled Process/Journey (2007). These were made to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Australia-Chinese relations at the Australian Embassy, Beijing.

A highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of a collaborative work between Lee and local ceramic artist, Greg Furney (Villa Rustica Ceramics). This unique artwork will be auctioned on the evening to raise funds for ART BYRON, a new contemporary visual arts festival celebrating creativity, culture and diversity across the Byron Shire, to premiere October 1-4, 2021. Artworks by Glenn Barkley, Hiromi Tango and Laith McGregor will also be auctioned to raise funds for ART BYRON.

Furney has also handcrafted Asian-inspired ceramic dinner settings to showcase the three course menu designed by Annie Lee of Sydney’s iconic Fu Manchu restaurant. The menu will include Fu Manchu’s signature BBQ pork (from the local Clunes butcher), an entrée of sang choi bao, Asian greens in oyster-sesame sauce and coconut-sago pudding with gula melaka and local fruit.

Leslie Ford, owner and co-founder of Red Ginger emporium will style the event with furniture from her private collection and has generously offered to supply the tea service and Red Ginger’s “Buddha’s Tea”, a nod to Lee’s study of Buddhism. Guests will enjoy a Brookie’s gin cocktail on arrival and matching wines.

Please advise any dietary requirements to: lisa@theartconnector.com.au

ABOUT LINDY LEE

Born in Brisbane in 1954 to Chinese immigrants, Lindy Lee’s work has explored ideas about history, portraiture, identity, culture and nature. In the 1980s, she studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London and Sydney College of the Arts and, in 2001 she received a doctorate in Fine Art from the University of New South Wales.

For the last 20 years, Lindy Lee has turned her focus to the philosophies of Taoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism. These disciplines explore the connections between humanity and nature and are a key influence on the artist, informing her work and art-making processes.

Lee’s early works make reference to the Western canon of portraiture and question the notion of authenticity in artistic practice. Lee has used imagery from her family photo albums to explore the experiences of loss and transition that have spanned five generations of travel from China to Australia.

Lindy Lee has exhibited widely both in Australia and internationally with exhibitions in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and USA. In recent years, the artist’s practice has expanded into making important public artworks such as Life of Stars, Art Gallery of South Australia; The Garden of Cloud and Stone, Chinatown Sydney; and Life of Stars: Tenderness of Rain, Zheng Zhou Cultural Centre, China. In 2018, Lindy Lee was awarded a prestigious international commission to create an iconic gateway work for New York's Chinatown district.

ABOUT ART BYRON

ART BYRON is an annual visual arts festival celebrating creativity, culture and diversity across the Byron Shire.

The four-day festival, on October 1-4, 2021, will offer a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, artist talks, precinct nights and innovative technological initiatives.

Byron Shire hosts major festivals such as the Byron Writers Festival, the Byron Film Festival and the Byron Blues Festival – but nothing for the visual arts community.

The Festival will showcase local and international artistic talent, creating opportunities for collaboration and cultural exchange. The local arts community will benefit immensely from having similar access to National and International artists as major capital cities.

ART BYRON will generate income for local business and hospitality venues and foster community engagement.

Most importantly, ART BYRON will inspire, educate and entertain!

Independent curator and artist Glenn Barkley will join the ART BYRON team as Artistic Director of the inaugural festival and for a further two years to embed and grow the Festival program.

Glenn will work closely with local Bangalow resident Lisa Cowan, Founder of ART BYRON, to develop and deliver an immersive Festival program to attract local and interstate audiences. Cowan’s achievements to date include the popular BAM Art Series Dinner program, which has cemented our credentials with the local and art-interested communities.

ART BYRON is supported by group of art and business luminaries who will work with the team to realise the first visual arts festival in the Byron Shire.

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