Linde Ivimey

About the Artist

Linde Ivimey (b. 1965) is well known for her use of eclectic materials, often incorporating bone, tooth and skin, primarily that of bird, sheep and fish, into large scale statues and small detailed figures. Her practice draws upon various skills including welding, cooking, mould making, taxidermy, weaving, wood carving and sewing to create figurative works with a strong biographic basis and inspired by her specific research areas - travel, twins, hypnosis, hagiography, childhood, animals and the human condition.

In 2003, Ivimey’s debut exhibition ‘Close to the Bone’ was a survey presented at Melbourne’s Heide Museum of Modern Art. Since her debut, Ivimey has participated in notable exhibitions around the world, repeatedly made it into the 50 most collectable artists lists, been the subject of the 2007 ABC documentary ‘Artists At Work’, and in 2012 was honoured with her second museum survey ‘If Pain Persists’, at the University of Queensland Art Museum, touring to Cairns Regional Gallery. This was accompanied by a major award-winning monograph titled ‘Linde Ivimey’.

Select exhibitions include ‘So Fine’, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2018); ‘The Gift-Australian Migration’, Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra (2017); ‘I Prefer Life’, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen Germany (2016); ‘Discerning Judgment’, Supreme Court Library Queensland, Brisbane (2015); ‘Multiply’, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hawkes Bay, NZ (2014); ‘University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize’, UQ Art Museum (2009); ‘Bal Taschit’, The Jewish Museum, Melbourne (2008); ‘Blood Lines’, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Touring (2007); ‘Strange Cargo’, Newcastle Regional Gallery (Touring Exhibition) Nationally (2006); ‘National Sculpture Prize & Exhibition’, National Gallery of Australia (2003 and 2001); ‘The Blake Prize for Religious Art’, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney (2000); ‘The Tactile Art Award’, Object Galleries, Customs House (1999); ‘Sculpture Survey’, Gomboc Sculpture Gallery, Sydney (1996); ‘Homocraft’, Craftwest Gallery, Perth & touring nationally (1995); ‘In Spirit & Form’, Bunbury Galleries, Bunbury, WA (1994); ‘The Ties That Bind’, PICA, Perth & The Australian Centre, Manila (1993); ‘Heavier Than Air’, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA (1993); ‘Nexus’, Access Contemporary Gallery, Lismore, NSW (1992); ‘City Challenge’, Art Gallery of Western Australia (1992); ‘Fremantle Art Award’, Energy Museum, Fremantle, WA (1992); ‘National Womens Arts Festival’, Tin Sheds Gallery Sydney, NSW (1992); and ‘Please Be Seated’, Museum Of Western Australia.

Ivimey’s works have been collected by all major and many regional public collections in Australia, as well as significant private collections nationally and internationally.

About the Artwork

Linde Ivimey uses animal bones and fibres to create intricate sculptures that resonate with personal significance. Despite being physical evidence of death, Ivimey’s appropriation of bones has an inherent optimism. She focuses on their supportive strength and, by recycling them in her sculptures, they come to symbolise rebirth and new life.

All of Ivimey’s works speak from the heart and some are autobiographical illustrating stories resilience in the face of life’s knocks and burdens.

Sacchuro Mortuis 1
2018
steel armature, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, natural viscera, cast and natural bird bones, feathers, natural fibre, black and white pearls
70 x 20 x 15cm
Courtesy of Jan Murphy Gallery
4/173 Boundary St West End Q 4101
This artwork is valued at $10,000.
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