Linde Ivimey

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Linde Ivimey (born 1965) is an Australian sculptor.

Biography[edit]

Linde Ivimey was born in Sydney, Australia and obtained a Diploma of Fine Art in both printmaking and sculpture at the Claremont School of Art in Perth. She taught at the school from 1993 to 1995 and also lectured at the West Australian School of Art from 1996 to 1998.[1] In 2003, her debut exhibition at Melbourne’s Heide Museum of Modern Art proved financially successful.[2]

Since her debut, Ivimey has participated in notable exhibitions around the world including Bone Idol in Berlin, Germany (2014), the Blake Prize for Religious art (2000), in Sydney; and Materiality at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Gallery (1999), to name a few. Prizes received include Gomboc Sculpture Award (1992), the SECWA Fremantle Art Award (1991), and Friends of Dorothy Award for Sculpture, Perth. Her collections can be seen in many galleries including: National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, and Hugo Collection.

Ivimey considers herself a visual artist. She is well known for her use of recycled materials, often incorporating bone and skin, primarily that of bird, sheep and fish, into large scale statues and small detailed figures.[3] She draws upon many skills from welding to cooking, weaving, wood-sculpture, and sewing.[4] To some her work is considered macabre. Her reaction to this was recorded as saying “I can accept they’re a little bit macabre and confronting,” she states. “But when people say ‘oh, that’s weird, I couldn’t stand that in my home’, I gently remind them that I’m not that keen on floral couches, but if they’ve invited me to sit on one, I’m not going to tell them.”[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Ivimey was diagnosed with breast cancer, and hinted at this in her solo show Brave to the Bone at Martin Browne Contemporary in Sydney. One of the sculptures entitled Bandaid Bunny (a self portrait) appears admitted and sitting in a doctor’s waiting room.[6] Other works related to her experience of depression while ill, with the 'black dog' featuring heavily. After the show, Ivimey began cataloging her work as "BC" and "AD", which she explained as "before cancer and after diagnosis".[7]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

2015

  • Cross My Heart, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

2014

  • Bone Idol, Michael Reid, Berlin
  • Brave to the Bone, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2013

  • High lights from 'If Pain Persists", Cairns Regional Gallery, Far North Queensland

2012

  • Survey Exhibition, 'If Pain Persists', University of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Take Two, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
  • Set In Bone, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
  • Leave no Bone Unturned, Gould Galleries, Melbourne

2009

  • Linde Ivimey, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2008

  • Private Viewing, Darlinghurst Studio, Sydney

2007

  • From Birth to Earth, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2006

  • Only the Memory, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  • Old Souls- New Work, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2003

  • Close to the Bone, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Selected Group exhibitions[edit]

2016

  • Hidden - Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk, Sydney, Australia
  • I Prefer Life - the Reydan Weiss Collection, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
  • We Are Here - Mir Zehnen Do, Glen Eira Council Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2015

  • Fantastic Worlds, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton, Australia
  • Discerning Judgment, Supreme Court Library, Brisbane, Australia
  • Sydney Contemporary, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia

2014

  • Twelve Days of Christmas, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2013

  • Australia: Contemporary Voices, The Fine Art Society London, London, UK
  • Auckland Art Fair 2013, Martin Browne Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sydney Contemporary, Martin Browne Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

2012

  • Murr-mur, Michael Reid, Berlin, London
  • Walking with Alice, South Australian School of Art, Adelaide
  • Multiply, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

2011

  • Auckland Art Fair 2011, Martin Browne Fine Art, Auckland, New Zealand

2010

  • Melbourne Art Fair 2010, Martin Browne Fine Art, Melbourne

2009

  • University of Queensland National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Auckland Art Fair 2009, Martin Browne Fine Art, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Women in the Bible, The Jewish Museum, Melbourne

2008

  • Autumn Catalogue, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
  • Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Martin Browne Fine Art, Melbourne
  • Bal Taschit, The Jewish Museum, Melbourne

2007

  • Winter Catalogue, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
  • Autumn Catalogue, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
  • Blood Lines, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor (Touring Nationally)
  • Culture Trackers, 24 Hour Art Centre, Darwin
  • Auckland Art Fair 2007, Martin Browne Fine Art, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

  • Summer Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
  • Strange Cargo: Contemporary Art As A State Of Encounter, Newcastle Region

2005

  • Martin Browne Fine Art, Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Natural Selection, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • New Haven, Uber Gallery, Melbourne

2004

  • Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  • Heavenly Creatures, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

2003

  • National Sculpture Prize & Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • The Makers Craft, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
  • McClelland Sculpture Survey, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne

2001

  • National Sculpture Prize & Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2000

  • Menagerie, The Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne
  • The Blake Prize for Religious Art, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Sculpture Gallery, Perth

1999

  • Materiality, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
  • The Tactile Art Award, Object Galleries, Customs House, Sydney

1998

  • Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair for Gomboc Gallery, Western Australia
  • Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
  • Millennium, Gomboc Sculpture Gallery, Western Australia

1997

  • Aspects of Fremantle, The Mores Building, Fremantle
  • I, Shadow, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
  • Festival, New Collections Gallery, Perth

1996

  • Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Sculpture Gallery, Western Australia
  • Bravado, Delaney Galleries, Perth
  • Field Day, Ballidu Contemporary Art Society, Ballidu, Western Australia
  • Eggsamples, WA Ostrich Company, Perth (touring nationally and internationally)
  • The Monaro Show, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle

1995

  • Plot, Kalla Yeedip Gallery, Midland, Western Australia
  • Substantial Stuff, CSA Gallery, Perth
  • Homocraft, Craftwest Gallery, Perth (& touring nationally)

1994

  • In Spirit & Form, Bunbury Galleries, Bunbury
  • Taugman, The Ties That Bind, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art & The Australian Centre, Manilla

1993

  • Life Size, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
  • Heavier Than Air, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
  • Skin, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

1992

  • Advantage of Isolation, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
  • When I’m 69, Delaney Galleries, Perth
  • Body Contact, Perth Gallery, Perth
  • Nexus, Access Contemporary Gallery, Lismore
  • City Challenge, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Two Faces Have I, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
  • Art Works, Edith Cowan University, Perth
  • Fremantle Art Award, Energy Museum, Fremantle
  • National Women's Arts Festival, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
  • Please Be Seated, Museum Of Western Australia, Perth

Publications[edit]

  • 50 Most collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 51, p. 206, January- March 2010
Collins Artists Diary, 2010
  • 50 Most collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 47, January- March 2009
  • Boccalate, Suzanne. Hair, Trunkbooks, Series 1, pp. 37- 41, May 2009
  • What Now, Australian Art Collector, Issue 48, pp. 106- 107, April- June 2009
  • 50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 43, pp. 144- 147, January–March 2008
  • McDonald, John. From Eerie to Equine, Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), pp. 16 –17, 29 September 2007
  • Baum, Caroline. Linde Ivimey: From Birth to Earth, Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), 3 September 2007
  • McCulloch, Alan Susan and Emily, Linde Ivimey in The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Australian Art Editions, p. 545, The Miegunyah Press 2006
  • Clarke, Deborah. Front Cover Art Monthly, number 191, July 2006
  • Mitzecich, Nick. Strange Cargo: Contemporary Art As A State Of Encounter, Newcastle Region Gallery, pp. 40- 41, represented by image and text, Printed on the occasion of the touring exhibition, 2006
  • Reid, Michael. Linde Ivimey, Good Weekend/Sydney Morning Herald, p.17, 17 September 2005
  • Kiely, Annemarie. Obsessions, Belle Magazine Australia, pp. 38-42, January/February 2005
  • Gellatly, Kelly. Close To The Bone, Heide Museum of Modern Art Melbourne, p. 24 (Illustrated), Winter 2003
  • Taylor, Elena & Chandler, Rebecca. Sculpture in Focus, artonview, Issue 33, pp. 17-23, Autumn 2003
  • Taylor, Roger. Catalogue of a life, World Sculpture News, vol 7, no. 4, PP. 38- 41, Autumn, 2001
  • James, Bruce. God Moves in Mysterious Ways, Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), P. 2, 2 December 2000
  • Turley, Dir. Louise. Artists At Work: Linde Ivimey, ABC TV, First screened on ABC TV Australia, 14 August 2000

Private and public collections[edit]

  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Gold Coast City Art Gallery Collection
  • University of Queensland Art Museum Collection
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Reydan Weiss Collection
  • Holmes à Court Collection
  • Hugo Collection
  • Keating Collection
  • Liz & Lloyd Horn Collection
  • Newcastle City Art Gallery
  • Waneroo City Council
  • Western Australia School of Art, Design & Media

Awards[edit]

  • Creative Design Award, City of Perth & Challenge Bank
  • Gomboc Sculpture Award, Perth
  • Design Award, AIDS Council of WA
  • Friends of Dorothy Award for Sculpture, Perth
  • Outstanding Achievement, Channel 10 Young Achievers Award
  • Inaugural State Energy Commission of WA & Fremantle City Art Award

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