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About

Known for her bold, minimal forms and witty images, Lou Steer’s work celebrates the Australian environment by using found objects with industrial materials and techniques to reflect natural forms, capturing light and space, with an element of surprise.

As a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, Lou Steer has exhibited and performed in many public art events including: The Australian Museum 2012, 2013; Museum of Contemporary Art 2012; Rockdale Outdoor Art Prize 2014; Sculpture on the Greens 2013; Kaldor Project (Art and About) 2012; Sculpture in the Vineyards 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014; Riverworks 2008; Cooks River Festival 2008; ANL National Maritime Prize 2006 & 2007; Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2007 & 2008.

Lou is a co-founder and curator of ESP Gallery, an artist run initiative, which operated from 2009 – 2014.

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Education

Sydney Art Gallery School 2006

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition:
2010
• Journeys not Destinations ESP Gallery

Group Exhibitions:

2016
• Creatures Wollongong Art Gallery
• Redheads TAP Gallery

2015
• Fantasy Art The Shop Gallery

2014
• Sculpture in the Vines Wollombi NSW
• Slick City Chicks TAP Gallery
• My Unique Self Alpha House Gallery
• Mamapalooza TAP Gallery
• Sculpture on the Greens Wyong, NSW
• Rockdale City Outdoor Art Prize Kyeemagh NSW


2013:
• Sculpture in the Vines Wollombi NSW
• Shock and Awe ESP Gallery
• Sculpture on the Greens Wyong, NSW
• Forest of Tranquillity Ourimbah, NSW
• Dino Wars ESP Gallery

2012
• Volunteers Exhibition ESP Gallery
• Slick City Chicks TAP Gallery
• Jurassic Lounge Australian Museum
• Hidden Cities, Hybrid Identities It’s Liquid, Rome, Italy
• Outloud TAP Gallery
• LoveDeath ESP Gallery
• The Sketchbook Project Brooklyn Arts Library, NYC, USA

2011
• Shelf Life Delmar Gallery
• Acts of Kindness Kaldor Project, Art and About (Sydney Festival)
• Volunteers Exhibition ESP Gallery
• Palette PolyGallery
• reverse =bread(from)crumbs At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• Awareness Muscle At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• A Moment of Stillness ESP Gallery
• Medium Vinyl Hardware Gallery
• Sign of the Times At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• Marrickville X ESP Gallery
• Objectify PolyGallery

2010
• Sculpture in the Vines Wollombi NSW
• Hot Summer’s Night ESP Gallery
• The Jarred Hayne Experiment At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• Marrickville Women’s Salon ESP Gallery
• Project X Underground art space
• Biodiversecity At the Vanishing Point Gallery

2009
• Decisions ESP Gallery
• Hello from ESP ESP Gallery
• Red Beans and Rice Oxford Art Factory
• Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne NSW
• Star Gazing At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• Bushwhacked! At the Vanishing Point Gallery

2008
• Sculpturthon At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• Sculpture in the Vines Wollombi NSW
• Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Chrissie Cotter Gallery
• Ambiguosity At the Vanishing Point Gallery
• The Humble Spud! Art in the Park Autumn
• Cooks River Festival Marrickville Council
• Riverworks 08 City of Canterbury NSW
• Re-membering Cultural Diversity At the Vanishing Point Gallery

2007
• Sculpturthon Art in the Park Summer
• Vortex Stone Villa
• Group Exhibition Edith Artists Studio
• ANL National Maritime Art Prize Melbourne
• Sculpture in the Vines Wollombi
• Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize Don’t Look Gallery
• Sculpture in the Park Autumn Marrickville Council

2006
• ANL National Maritime Art Prize Melbourne
• Art in the Park Summer Marrickville Council
• Meadowbank College Exhibition See Street Gallery
• Boat Work See Street Gallery

2005
• Sedition Casula Powerhouse
• End of Year Exhibition Pine Street Studios
• Illuminart Marrickville Council
• Walking the Street 2005 Inner West Cultural Services

Press

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/women-saved-from-congo-rebels-by-sister-anglique-namaika-who-is-working-towards-peace/news-story/29b911a43192c346f8839c162328e1b9
http://www.christinewestwood.net/4/post/2014/10/inner-west-art-projects.html
https://issuu.com/weekenderpenrith/docs/icw30aug

Influences

The Australian outback - the play of light and colour found nowhere else in the world. I'm passionate about the art of Brett Whitely, William Kentridge, Sidney Nolan, Picasso. Van Gogh, Caravaggio and Michelangelo - the power, beauty and drama of life celebrated in their works. I love the sensuality of oil paintings and the drama of charcoal drawing.

48cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$610
60cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$560