Lyndal Campbell
Lyndal Campbell

Lyndal Campbell has spent the last year busy in the studio back in her hometown of Newcastle to create her latest series which are exquisitely detailed and in her signature colour theme.

Lyndal Campbell is an intuitive painter. Her subjects are drawn from her immediate environment, imagination and memory. The fusion of her two previously distinct streams of Naive and Abstract works is an important milestone in her art practice development. Campbell’s technical skill, draughtsmanship and ability to create harmony from discord is a result of constant and consistent work in the studio. Campbell is fearless in her experimentation and is a risk taker in the studio. This has resulted in the steady and continuing growth of her art practice and the ability to work on paintings until they are resolved. Some paintings take many years to resolve by re-working and re-painting until she is happy with the results. She works on several paintings at any time, both on canvas and on paper, in rich bold oils.

A Campbell painting is usually multi-layered and complex regardless of the subject matter. The palimpsest from past works reveals itself over time, enticing the viewer into closer inspection. Campbell has a lot to say as an artist, and discovery, over time, of the extent of her visual ‘language’ is one of the main attractions to her work. The pleasure of discovery has delighted her audience since her first exhibition in 1989.


2004 Co-curator pcl@incubator
1995 – 2003 Curator, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS Art Gallery, Sydney
1994 Qualified Framer
1989 Associate Diploma in Fine Arts, Hamilton College, Newcastle
1988 Certificate in Fine Arts, Hamilton College, Newcastle

Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2013 Art2Muse Gallery Duo Exhibition with Darren Doye
2011 Mar, “Recalculating”, with Pamela Twomey, Marianne Newman Gallery, Crows Nest, Sydney
2010 Oct, Solo Exhibtion, Art2Muse, Double Bay, Sydney
2009 Sept, “Juxtaposed” with Martin Campbell, Purple Noon, Freemans Reach
2009 April, Solo Exhibition, Promenarts, Balmain, Sydney
2008 July, Solo Exhibition, Gallery at the Wentworth, Sydney
2008 July, Solo Exhibition, “Cloud Cuckoo Land”, Promenarts, Balmain, Sydney
2008 April, Solo Exhibition, “Out of Thin Air”, Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney
2007 Sept, with Meredith Gaston, MLC Gallery, Pyrmont, Sydney
2006 Dec, Solo Exhibition, Blue Poles Gallery Café, Byabarra
2006 June, Solo Exhibition, “Surfacing”, Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney
2004 Feb, “New Works”, with Fiona Cross, The Depot Danks St, Waterloo, Sydney
2004 Jan, Solo Exhibition, “New Works”, Tamburlaine Vineyards, The Hunter Valley
2003 May, Solo Exhibition, “Retrospective of work over a decade”, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
2002 Oct, “Elements” with Elizabeth Wadsworth, The Millenium Towers, Singapore
2002 June, “Six Degrees“ with Leslie Turnbull, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
2001 Sept, “As above…so Below” with Peta Morris, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
2001 Feb, “New Paintings” with Audrey Rhoda, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
2000 Oct, “The Foutrteen Service Stations of the Cross” with mark Hetherington, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1999 Oct, “X&Y” WITH Gail Joy Kenning, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1998 Sept, “Off the Edge” with Julie Byrnes, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1998 Mar, “Colour & Construction” with Luke Sullivan, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1996 Dec, Solo Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland
1996 Nov, “Duologue” with Vanessa Forbes, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1995 Dec, Solo Exhibition, “Body of Work”, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1994 June, “A Kiss in the Blue” with Tiffany Winterbottom, Newtown Gallery, Sydney
1991 Nov, Solo Exhibition, ‘Angels & Fish’, Private View, Chifley, Sydney
1991 April, Solo Exhibition, “Naked Brains, Faceless Minds”, Darby St Gallery, Newcastle

Group Exhibitions

2012 Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
2011 Feb, “Connected – A Celebration of Diversity”, Alterna-Fringe Mardi Gras, Art System, Wickham
2010 Dec, “Salon Christmas Show”, Artsite Gallery, Camperdown
2010 July, “A Quest for a Cure”, Charity Exhibition, Purple Noon, Freemans Reach
2010 April, “A Season of Birds”, Purple Noon, Freemans Reach
2009 Mar, “For the Love of Cows”, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach
2008 Sept, Art2Muse at The Tom Dunne Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2007 Oct, “Bespoke” Art Exhibition for Bicycle Film Festival, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2006 Sept, Horizon Art Show Charity for Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind Children, Wentworth Gallery, Sydney
2006 July, “Golden Saddle Pony Club”, Newcastle Artspace, Newcastle
2004 Oct, “Art for Labour” Michael Nagy Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2004 Aug, “Beaux Arts Ball Fundraiser” 10th Anniversary, Northcott Society, Sydney
2003 Dec, “Femme Fatale”, Hutchinson St Warehouse, St Peters, Sydney
2003 July, “Farewell”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
2002 Nov, Yaddo International Christmas Show, Singapore
2002 Sept, with Richard Morecroft & David Sichler, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
2000 Nov, “The Dog Show”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
2000 Sept, “Luggage…not Baggage”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS 1OOTH Show, Sydney
2000 May, “Sky Garden”, Pitt St Arcade, Sydney
2000 April, “New Works”, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1999 Mar, “Landlines”, pcl EXHIBITONISTS, Sydney
1997 Aug, “Trains, planes & Abstracts”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
1997 May, “Inside Out”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
1996 July, “Urban Decay”, Katoomba Art Gallery, Katoomba
1996 May, “Metaphysical”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
1996 Feb, “Imitating Angels”, pcl EXHIBTIONISTS, Sydney
1995 Dec, “Tall thin Works”, Waterloo Gallery, Sydney
1995 Nov, “Strong”, Inaugural exhibition, pcl EXHIBITIONISTS, Sydney
1994 Oct, “An Image of Myself 2”, Cyberspace, Glebe, Sydney
1993 Oct, “An Image of Myself”, Cyberspace, Glebe, Sydney
1991 Feb, “Breathe Blue Business Jeff 2”, Darby St Gallery, Newcastle
1990 Oct, “Breathe Blue Business Jeff”, Darby St Gallery, Newcastle

Awards, Prizes and Achievements

2004 Selected as participating artist, “Art on the Rocks”
2002 Selected “Sulman Prize”, Art Gallery of NSW
2002 Selected for Waverley Art Prize
2001 Selected for “Vision for Australia 2001” for Calendar ICEE
2001 Winner “People’s Choice Award”, Woollahra Public School Art Show
2000 Selected for Sky Garden Prize, Pitt St, Sydney
1999 Lend Lease Pyrmont Project Commissioned for exterior Mural 2m x 35mm with community school
1999 Selected for Mosman 50th Year Art prize
1999 Selected for Waverley Art Prize
1997 Highly Commended Oil Painting, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Town hall
1996 Work selected to hang in Lloyd Rees Prize, ABC Building, Ultimo, Sydney
1990 Merit Award, Life Drawing, Hamilton College, Newcastle
1986 Certificate of Distinction Merit Award, “International Year of Peace”
1988 First Place Year, Certificate of Fine Arts, Hamilton College, Newcastle
1987 First Place State, “Youth Access Poster Competition, Training for Tomorrow” Judge Ken Done


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