14 October - 2 November 2010
about the exhibition
The quirky lead pencil drawings of Lucienne Rickard are delicate and detailed studies of whimsical subject matter. Lucienne’s recent drawings feature imagery inspired by Tasmania’s colonial history, its unique flora and fauna and isolated location. Driven by compulsion, Lucienne’s obsessive attention to detail is revealed in the delicate feathers of birds, the fragile leaves of eucalyptus trees and the wind blown sails of ancient wooden ships. Scrawly text is another motif found in Lucienne’s drawings, often citing positive affirmations and unusual reflections on life.
Lucienne Rickard completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art in 2001 and Honours in Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in 2002. In 2006 she was awarded the Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residence at the Cite des Arts Internationale, Paris, which lead to the completion of her PhD in Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania. Lucienne has had several solo and group exhibitions in Tasmania and Queensland.