Renowned artist Lindy Lee to showcase her works at Devonport Regional Art Gallery | the lawyer


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The work of one of Australia’s greatest contemporary artists takes over the Devonport Regional Gallery. Moon in a Dew Drop is a career-spanning exhibition that celebrates the work of Lindy Lee, who is best known for her large-scale public art. In September 2021, Lee received a $14 million commission from the National Gallery of Australia to create a stainless steel sculpture, the most expensive work of art in its history. Devonport Regional Gallery visual arts co-ordinator Birgitta Magnusson-Reid said the exhibition will be organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, in conjunction with the federal government’s Visions of Australia programme. “We were going to have the show last year during Ten Days on the Island but due to COVID we had to postpone,” she said. “The exhibition has toured nationally and we are the second-to-last venue before the works return to the Museum of Contemporary Art.” Ms. Magnusson-Reid praised Lee and his works. “She is probably one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists,” she said. “I think it’s going to be an exhibit where you can just stop, just go inside and take some time to really slow down.” IN OTHER NEWS Former Burnie Regional Art Gallery director Greg Leong first met Lee while studying with her at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. “I first met Lindy in 2001, when we were both candidates for our doctorates,” Mr Leong said. “She was already a famous artist by then and it was great to meet her. “My doctoral thesis was on Chinese-Australian artists and Lindy was one of my research topics. “I didn’t finish my doctorate, but we continued to collaborate on art exhibitions together.” Ms. Magnusson-Reid hoped the exhibit would draw visitors from across the state to the Devonport Regional Gallery. “It’s not often that works of Lindy Lee’s caliber are shown in Tasmania,” she said. “We feel very blessed and fortunate to be able to host this exhibition, which takes place in our three gallery spaces. “It is a testament to the quality of the works that we allow it to use the full quality setup. “Moon in a Dew Drop will open on February 11 at 6 p.m., hosted by Mr. Leong. The exhibit will run through April 19. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date information to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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