Melbourne based artist Lucy Hardie, creates meticulously fine lined drawings and paintings of otherworldly, fantasy based works, tapping into the spiritual world outside our common reality. Hardie works out of a studio at Abbotsford convent in Melbourne, her work draws on inspirations from the old masters, encompassing different techniques she learnt from her father’s art books including a combination of egg tempera, resin and oils. Inspired by her great grandmother whom was a medium, her creations conjure elements of life and death, present and past, in a bid to find what connects us.
Lucy is premiering new work which expands on themes of light and dark, life and death, and the continuum between the two, for the next Small Wall project show, at Outre Gallery on October 21. The show is a series of ink drawings and each piece has taken up to 200 hours to complete. Lucy’s intention for the show is, “to provide the viewers a small, but magical, wonder - full experience.”