Brenda Livermore

Livermore, Brenda

Artist Statement

As an artist I am drawn to the natural and our response to the environment. I enjoy the process of beginning with making the very materials that will eventually form a new and separate work. I respond to that seed of inspiration that often catches us unaware and grows into a work or a series of work or a life long pursuit of making and creating.

I am driven by a desire to make, to put materials and ideas together and see what happens and where that may take me.

I work across a wide variety of media – painting, printmaking, paper making and artists books, drawing, encaustic, basketry and fibre sculpture and enjoy combining methods and materials as inspiration and the work directs.

Often my work will require a substantial investment in time and I find that this time is an important component in the process. It is while working on these long process pieces that my thoughts can settle in to an almost meditative state further fostering the creative process.

Recent exhibitions

2018          Synthesis, untethered, gallery)NE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018          Natural Collection, Manly Museum & Art Gallery, NSW
2018          The Red Tent, The Red Project – Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability,                Waverton, NSW, (I)
2018          Shades of Red, The Red Project – Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW, (I)
2018          inTransit, untethered, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Tuggeranong, ACT
2017          inTransit, untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2018          The Printed Mark, The Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW
2018          Drawn Together – untethered collaborative selected, Stitched Up, 76 Queen St Gallery, NSW, (S)
2018          The Space Between, Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2017          Northern Beaches Art Prize, The Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW, (J)
2017          Sobremesa, Studio 2017 Project Space, North Sydney, NSW
2017          Drawn Together untethered collaborative in Stitched Up, The Lock Up, Newcastle, NSW (I)
2018 – 16  Fire, Air, Water, Earth, The Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW, (J)
2017          Marking a Mark, Balmain Watch House, Balmain, NSW
2015          Marking a Mark, George Street, The Rocks, residency and exhibition, NSW
2017          ebb and flow, untethered, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, Muswellbrook,  NSW
2017          ebb and flow, untethered, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT
2016          ebb and flow, untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2017          Warringah Printmakers, The Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW,
2017          Moth Migration, Albuquerque, USA
2016          Morbid Beauty, Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University, NSW, (I)
2015          Out of Hand, untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2015          Elements, The Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW
2016          Façade, Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, NSW
2015 – 16  Glebe Art Show, Benledi House, Glebe Gallery, NSW
2014 – 17  Basketry NSW exhibitions, Mezzanine Gallery, Primrose Park, Cremorne, NSW
 
Earlier Exhibitions (selected)
2013          North Sydney Art Prize, The Coal Loader, Waverton, NSW, (J)
2014 – 17  Infiltrating the System, UK, USA, Germany, Iceland, Cuba, Canada, Norway, NZ
                 Sweden, Italy-Biennial International Artists Book Exhibition
2016          Metropolis, Art Space on the Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
2014          Marked by Water, Curve Gallery, Newcastle, NSW and Warringah Studio Gallery, NSW, (J)
2012 – 13  Connecting Small, University Western England; Sidney Nolan Trust, UK; Artists Books, Cardiff School of Arts, UK; Milk Factory Gallery, Australia, (I)
2013          Terravita, Balmain Watch House, Balmain, NSW
2007          When Windows Breathe, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, NSW
2009  – 12 Ubuntu Art Show, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle, NSW

(J) – juried    (I) – invitational    (S) –selected

Public Collections (selected)
Sydney University Ainsworth Museum, Charles Perkins Centre, (I)

Residencies (selected)
2018          The Printed Mark, Group residency and exhibition The Creative Space,
Curl Curl, NSW
2015          Terravita Group residency and exhibition, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Professional Affiliations
untethered Fibre Artists,
Print Council of Australia,
Warringah Printmakers
Basketry NSW, Primrose Paper,
Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association (ATASDA)

Travelling exhibitions
Warringah Printmakers/ Newcastle Printmakers ‘Marked by Water’. Curve Gallery, Newcastle; Warringah Creative Space; Angel Restuarant Gallery, Queenscliff. 2014

‘Connecting Small Artists Books’
University of Western England, Bristol, 2012;
Sydney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire, 2012;
Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, 2012;
Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, 2013

Prizes
North Newtown Art Show, Newtown, People’s Choice Award 2008
‘Re-Imagine’. Second prize Functional Art, 2015