Since her widely acclaimed survey exhibition, If Pain Persists : Linde Ivimey, 2003-2012
at the University of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane in 2012, and the accompanying monograph by Louise Martin-Chew published by the University of Queensland Press, Linde Ivimey’s instantly recognisable sculptures have caught the imagination of the Australian public. At its core, Ivimey’s work is highly personal as it explores her experiences and travels from childhood to adulthood. The Shape of Things
introduces a newly created figures and animals, each one constructed from bones and natural fibres - materials that have been sourced and collected over many years. The poise and pathos inherent in Ivimey’s figures comes from her unwavering approach to each work as she constructs, creates and decorates it. Each figure is adorned with a keepsake that tells a narrative specific to the figure. Sometimes worn as a visible ornament, they just as often remain a secret hidden within the sculpture – a bond kept between the artist and her creation.
Linde Ivimey’s work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
Press release courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary.