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Gemma Lynch Memory

Painter

Inside Gemma’s studio is a quiet reverence broken only by the sound of the careful application to her creative process. Spanning over two and a half decades and 33 solo exhibitions, it’s a process as introspective and individual as the artist herself.

Her actions are purposeful and convey a sense of urgency as she seeks to capture the essence of ephemeral inspiration. There is a constant referencing to an open journal of sketched ideas and musings that form the seeds of creative conception. But it is only during the actual application of paint on canvas that her subconscious concepts emerge and bloom.

Several pieces are worked on simultaneously so as to best manage the various stages of drying and curing paints. Warm, luminous liquid varnishes are honey-poured over surfaces to create mirror-like finishes. The studio atmosphere is occasionally disturbed by the sound of a powered sander or dremel drill as they’re used to create fine abstract marks and details.

Education/ Travel

1970 – Born Bathurst, NSW

1992 – Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting Major) University of New England

1994 – Master of Art Admin – University of New South Wales

1995/6 – Travelled to Africa, Egypt, U.K., Europe, U.S.A.,

Solo Exhibitions

1996 – ‘Testimony’ ARDT Gallery – Sydney

1997 – ‘Postcards’ Lyall Burton Gallery – Melbourne

1998 – ‘Search for Meaning’ Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

1998 – ‘Journey’ Greenaway Gallery – Melbourne

1999 – ‘Duality’ Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

2000 – ‘Little Kingdom’ Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

2001 – ‘Waiting for Rain’ Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

2002 – ‘Earthworks’ Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

2002 – ‘Urban Paddocks’ Chifley Plaza – Sydney

2003 – ‘Brand New Day’ Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

2003 – ‘Daylight’ Chifley Plaza – Sydney

2004 – ‘Under a Sunlit Sky’ – Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery – Sydney

2004 – ‘East to West’ – Gullotti Gallery – Perth

2005 – ‘Travelling Without Moving’ Gullotti Galleries – Perth

2005 – ‘Landmarks’ Libby Edwards Galleries – Melbourne

2006 – ‘Terra Firma’ Libby Edwards Galleries – Sydney

2006 – ‘Incandescent’ Libby Edwards Galleries – Brisbane

2006 – ‘Off The Map’ Paul Gullotti Galleries – Perth

2007 – ‘New Landscapes’ Libby Edwards Galleries – Melbourne

2009 – ‘New Works’ Cudgegong Regional Gallery – Gulgong

2009 – ‘Big Country’ Yarra Ranges Arts Centre – Yarra Valley

2009 – ‘Big Country’ Chifley Tower Gallery – Sydney

2009 – ‘Big Country’ Cooper Gallery – Noosa

2010 – ‘Big Country’ Gadfly Gallery – Perth

2010 – ‘Big Country’ Collins St Gallery – Melbourne

2011 – ‘40 Degrees South’ – The Artison Airport Gallery – Hobart

2011 – ‘Recent Works’ – The Artison Airport Gallery – Hobart

2012 – ‘This Land’ – The Artison Airport Gallery – Hobart

2013 – ‘Fleur’ – Traffic Jam Galleries – Sydney

2014 – ‘Road Less Travelled’ Traffic Jam Galleries – Sydney

2018 – ‘Maps of Meaning’ Traffic Jam Galleries – Sydney

2021 – ‘Resonate’ Traffic Jam Galleries – Sydney

2021 – ‘Continuum’ TAG Gallery – Hobart2022 – ‘Islander’ TAG Gallery – Hobart

‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition

2007 – ‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition – Sydney

2008 – ‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition – Perth

2008 – ‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition – Brisbane

2008 – ‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition – Melbourne

2009 – ‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition – Hobart

Awards and Prizes

2007 – Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist

2019 – Mosman Art Prize Finalist

Selected Group Shows

Numerous group shows and art fairs.

Publications and Media

2001 – ‘Artist Profile’ Luxury Home design Magazine

2003 – Featured ‘Australia’s 50 Most Beautiful Homes’ Publication

2004 – Featured ‘Australian Women Weekly – Andrew Dado Profile’ Publication

2005 – ‘Artist Profile II’ Contemporary Home Design Magazine

2006 – Home and Garden – Review

2006 – 9606: gemma lynch-memory ‘selected works from the last decade’ Publication

2006 – Australian Country Style Magazine – Artist ProfileText

2007 – Art in WA – Review

2007 – Northern Territory Times – ‘emily:explorer’ Feature

2007 – Courier Mail – ‘emily:explorer’ Feature

2007 – Yarra Valley Leader – ‘emily:explorer’ Feature

2007 – ABC Radio National Bush Telegraph Program – ‘emily:explorer’

2007 – ABC Radio National Bush Telegraph Program – ‘emily:explorer’ Update (Live To Air)

2007 – Rural Press Association – Artist Profile

2007 – ABC 7:30 Report – ‘emily:explorer’ Feature with Murray McLaughlin

2007 – ABC Radio National Australia All Over Program – ‘emily:explorer’

2007 – Adelaide Advertiser – ‘emily:explorer’

2007 – Sydney Morning Herald – ‘emily:explorer’

2007 – Australian Geographic Magazine Feature – ‘emily:explorer’

2007 – Mosman Daily/North Shore Times – ‘emily:explorer’ Feature

2007 – ABC NSW Regional ‘Sunday Mornings’ – Artist Profile

2007 – Wings World Quest – Recognised by International Women Explorers Foundation as Contemporary Australasian explorer: Arts/Humanities

2008 – ABC Regional Radio WA – Interview

2008 – ABC Regional Radio VIC – Program ‘Books That Changed Your Life’

2008 – West Australian Newspaper ‘Sunday Life’ Magazine – First Lady

2008 – Australian Art Review – ‘emily:explorer’ National Touring Exhibition

2009 – RM Williams ‘Outback’ Magazine – Artist Feature

2009 – Melbourne Living Magazine – Artist Profile

2009 – Luxury Home Design Magazine – ‘Big Country’ Exhibition Feature

2010 – ‘Big Country’ Collection Catalogue

2010 – Fearless Femmes – Outer Edge Magazine

2010 – ABC Radio National – ‘She Who Explorers’ Documentary

2011 – Country Collections Magazine – Feature

2012 – APC Magazine – Inspiring Women Feature

2012 – Harbour View Magazine – Artist Feature

2013 – Mosman Daily – Exhibition Review

2013 – News Corp – Lifestyle Feature

2015 – Tasmanian Sunday – Home and Harvest Editorial

2018 – Sydney Arts Guide – ‘Maps of Meaning’ Exhibition Review2021 – Hobart Magazine – Artist Feature

Collections

Numerous public and private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA

works available...

SOLD

Blue Gate

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White Gate

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Harvest

Sunrise

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Orange Paddock

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RMB 786

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Window Seat

Sunday Morning

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God's Country

Little Blue Paddock I

Little Blue Paddock II

Little Blue Paddock III

Little Blue Paddock IV

Little Blue Paddock V

Little Blue Paddock VI

Rural Landscape

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