English-born artist Lucinda McDonald's abstract, experimental sculptures continually strive to create balanced playful compositions. Lucinda's practice is informed by her skill of welding. She works principally with recycled steel with an acute appreciation of revitalising existing forms, pushing the medium, creating surfaces and compositions that belie the material.
In each sculpture we see careful consideration in how the individual sections of steel work together constructing playful, lyrical abstracted assemblages sensitive to colour, texture, space and repetition of shapes.
Organic in her process, Lucinda subconsciously draws on her past with a childhood spent in South Africa and then returning to the UK. Lucinda now lives in the Southern Highlands.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
- Connections, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn (2020)
- Paper. Steel. Paint, Bowral Art Gallery, Bowral (2018)
- Fabrication, Tricycle Theatre, London (2002)
Selected Group Exhibitions
- Sculpture in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley (2023, 2015, 2013)
- Talking with Sculptures; Seven, Southern Highlands Artisans Collective, Robertson (2020)
- More Than Shadows, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral (2019)
- Sculptures at Killalea, Shellharbour (2019, 2018)
- Hillview Sculpture Exhibition, Sutton Forest (2014, 2016, 2018)
Selected Prizes, Awards & Scholarships
- Bowral Art Gallery Sculpture Prize (2022 winner, 2019 commended, 2018 winner, 2015 highly commended, 2012 highly commended)
- Fisher's Ghost Art Prize (2022 finalist, 2021 finalist, 2018 finalist)
- Goulburn Art Award (2020 finalist, 2018 finalist, 2016 finalist, 2011 finalist)
- Tom Bass Sculpture Prize (2020 finalist, 2018 finalist)
- Veolia Creative arts scholarship (2018, 2014)
- Arts in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley (2015 highly commended, 2013 highly commended - indoor sculpture)
- Waverley Art Prize (2010 finalist)
Featured Artworks by Lucinda McDonald
These works are currently on view in the galleries. Please contact us to arrange a virtual viewing or request a mock up of a piece in your home.