• 415 PARTS PER MILLION - Cool Change Contemporary

    415 PARTS PER MILLION - Cool Change Contemporary

    7 MARCH 2020 - 28 MARCH 2020

    As the effects of climate change cut through stratifications of culture, 415 Parts Per Million brings together individual voices of protesters and artists. Physical symbols of outcry from the September 2019 Global Climate Strike are exhibited alongside artworks examining both individual relationships with the environment and the power of protest.

    415 Parts Per Million was originally presented by Cool Change Contemporary at Rosny Farm (TAS) for HOBIENNALE from 17 November – 15 December 2019 with the work of Esther McDowell/Yabini Kickett, Danni McGrath, Sophie G Nixon, Dexter Rosengrave and Rachel Salmon-Lomas. An expanded exhibition spanning all galleries at Cool Change Contemporary explores individual artists’ acknowledgements of their relationship to the environment, plus the power of acts of protest (both big and small) in the face of the climate crisis and other social and political issues.

    415 Parts Per Million features the work of Carly Lynch, Esther McDowell / Yabini Kickett, Danni McGrath, Sophie G Nixon, pvi collective, Tessa Rex, Dexter Rosengrave, Rachel Salmon-Lomas, and SNAPCAT.

  • Even Keel - Wanneroo Gallery

    Even Keel - Wanneroo Gallery

    Even Keel - Maritime misadventures and yachting glories

    Wanneroo Gallery’s latest offering Even Keel explores the region’s nautical and maritime heritage paying homage to the constellation of shipwrecks that lie off the Wanneroo coastline. Even Keel navigates 1980’s yachting glories, maritime discoveries and the history of Marmion’s whaling station through large scale, awe-inspiring installations, colourful memorabilia and artefacts steeped in local history and mystery.

    Featuring artists Erin Coates, Penny Coss, Michael Doherty, Carly Lynch, Laurel Nannup, Anna Nazzari and Ross Potter, Even Keel showcases new artwork by Tony Jones and Matt Dickmann, A Dragon reimagined/Thinking about a Dragon, the reconstructed 30 foot yacht, Gustel X1. Even Keel draws from the City of Wanneroo’s cultural collections, including work by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and the original log books from the ghost ship, S.S. Alkimos.

    24 February – 9 April 2020 // Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

    Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

  • Hand Printed Plants - Workshop

    Hand Printed Plants - Workshop

    Looking forward to teaching in the Children’s Art Club program at Mundaring and Midland Junction Art Centres this coming school holidays (alongside Gabby Loo, Lee Woodcock & Jae Criddle)

    “Create prints and a zine in this exciting flora-inspired school holiday workshop with Carly Lynch. Carly will show you how to draw a range of plants and translate these into bright and delicate artworks, which you can print by hand! You will also get to make a mini-zine (book) that you can use as to print all your plants when you get home.”

    $25 | $22.50 Members (one off workshop)
    $99 | $89.10 Members (all four workshops)
    (MAC) (MJAC)

  • Bunbury Biennale 2019, Opening Night

    Bunbury Biennale 2019, Opening Night

    I have been selected for the BRAG Biennale for 2019 - please see all the details of the exhibition below.

    You are invited to the prestigious Bunbury Biennale 2019, an exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary art from around Western Australia. Held every two years, this exhibition occupies the two largest exhibition spaces at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

    This year, 34 emerging and established artists from around WA have been selected to produce artwork specifically for this exhibition.

    Bunbury Biennale 2019 will be officially opened on Saturday 18 May, 6pm, accompanied by food and drink, and live music by award winning Perth enigmatic trio Intenso. Exhibition to be officially opened by Ms Janet Holmes à Court. Entry is free and all are welcome!

  • REmida Open Day - Thank you

    REmida Open Day - Thank you

    Thanks to all the wonderful people who came along to REmida's Open Day and viewed the outcomes of my Artist Residency. Many thanks to REmida Project Coordinator Natalie Blom and CEO Paul Armishaw for their assistance and support over the course of the residency.

    Image courtesy of REmida. 2019 Open Day. Carly sitting on a chair, talking to two children, one holding foam, in her art installation.

  • REmida Open Day - Residency Closing Exhibition

    REmida Open Day - Residency Closing Exhibition

    REmida Perth
    Open Day 2019
    March 30th 10am - 1pm
    1 Prospect Place, West Perth WA

    My REmida Artist Residency (December 2018 - January 2019) officially wraps up on March 30th with a display of my residency outcomes, in the form of zines and projected videos documenting my interaction with the ever-shifting material archive.

    Come along for a chat and a look around this special place - I'd love to see you there!

    "REmida invites all it's members and the local community to come along! Assorted items will be for sale, as well as an art exhibition, BBQ, children's activities and a demonstration of the Precious Plastics Grinder."

    Image: 'Foam Feeling'. Page 2, detail of zine. Carly Lynch. 2019.

  • Häxa House - Group Exhibition

    Häxa House - Group Exhibition

    Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM (1 night only)
    Centre for Stories
    Hosted by Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival

    I've been selected to show some works from my 2018 solo exhibition 'In Tension' for this group exhibition, happening at Centre for Stories in April! It's a fun lineup of visual artists, live poets and experimental musicians all under 26 years of age, making work from Perth / Boorlo.

    ~About HäXA HOUSE~
    “Häxa” means witch, and in the spirit of this, we gather to celebrate weirdness, experimentation and generosity. We have a playful approach to curation and each event is shaped by those involved. Häxa House creates opportunities for artists to show their work, as well as build friendships and community. We welcome you into our house, our coven and our hearts.

    ~ About the Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival ~
    13 - 20 April 2019
    Propel Youth Arts

  • School Strike 4 Climate Action - Banner Workshop, PICA

    School Strike 4 Climate Action - Banner Workshop, PICA

    I'll be helping out at this sign making workshop on Saturday, to support young people in preparing exciting banners that reflect their thoughts and feelings for the upcoming School Strike for Climate Action in Perth (15th March). If you have a few hours to spare on Saturday and would like to lend a hand facilitating (voluntary), please don't hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, if you know any young people who'd like to attend, it's happening from 10:30 - 4pm at Studio 1, PICA, Perth Cultural Centre.

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  • Bunbury Biennale 2019, BRAG

    Bunbury Biennale 2019, BRAG

    I have been selected to create new artwork for the 2019 'Bunbury Biennale', held at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (South West WA). The exhibition will run from 18 May – 21 July 2019.

    "In the early 1990’s, the City of Bunbury Art Collection Committee decided to develop and expand the Collection with contemporary art through the acquisition of artworks by West Australian artists...The exhibition forms the basis of the City of Bunbury Art Collection’s acquisitive program, presenting the best practitioners the State has to offer from which new works are to be included in the public asset that is the Collection. The Biennale is held every two years and is conducted at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries."

  • Galvanise - Group Exhibition

    Galvanise - Group Exhibition

    I have a work from my solo exhibition 'In Tension' earlier this year, in the inaugural Old Customs House Salon 'GALVANISE'.

    GALVANISE Opening + Artsource Sundowner
    6pm Friday 7 December 2018
    Old Customs House, Fremantle
    Please RSVP to och@artsource.net.au as spaces are limited.

    8 DECEMBER 2018 - 5 JANUARY 2019
    Gallery open 10am to 4pm daily (closed 24 to 28 December)

    With artworks from over 200 Western Australian visual artists, join us in celebrating solidarity and diversity of Artsource's members. Curated by Sandra Murray, a diverse range of 2D and 3D works are available for purchase and pickup in time for Christmas.

  • HERE&NOW18 - Exhibition Closing

    HERE&NOW18 - Exhibition Closing

    'Here&Now18: Besides, it is always the others who die' closes on Saturday 8th at 5pm and it's the last chance to see my installation 'To Strip / To Dress'! If you're interested, head to Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery to catch it.

    Curated by Anna Louise Richardson; Featuring works by Julie Dowling, Perdita Phillips, Peter Cheng & Molly Aaron, Alex Spremberg and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson.

  • Artist In Residence - REmiDa

    Artist In Residence - REmiDa

    I have been selected as an Artist In Residence at REmiDa from Nov 1st - Dec 6th where I will spend time making new work considering the poetics of gesture, in relation to objects in excess, the body and mining. It is a project that arises from my desire to consider the sustainability of my practice and question how my methodologies can better align with my values. It will be a lot of deep thinking, researching and doing. REmida is a non-for-profit organisation that provides a platform for individuals, groups and institutions to access materials available for reuse, which are donated from a variety of industries around Perth, WA. They also run education and professional development programs around sustainability and creative outcomes. I'm looking forward to working from their West Perth warehouse - let me know if you'd like to set up a studio visit!

    Here is an except from my application -
    I intend to produce a series of gestural works which engage directly with REmida’s ever-changing material archive, in a agile and responsive way, as new items appear and others disappear. Documented performance has long been an avenue to consider times of flux and interactions between inanimate and animate subjects and I would like the opportunity to test ideas in this area.


    How can industrial offcuts be manipulated with the body to expose their inherent material qualities? How can a sequence of actions allude to an object's manufacturing and trace its true genesis? How can the time based medium of film speak to the lifespan of objects? How can I intervene with objects momentarily, to consider their past and future?

    Photo Credit: Natalie Blom, REmiDa

  • Seventh Gallery - Art Auction

    Seventh Gallery - Art Auction

    I am donating two artworks from my 'Murky Territories' exhibition to the SEVENTH Gallery annual art auction happening in Naarm / Melbourne (Fitzroy). It was wonderful to exhibit these works there before and I am happy to support the ongoing efforts of this artist run space, under ever increasing financial strain.

    The fundraiser will happen at the beginning of next year, across all spaces at SEVENTH. The works will be sold by silent auction and performances are scheduled throughout the night.

    Murky Territories I (Protest) 2018. Carly Lynch. Monotype and acrylic wash on raw canvas. 33cm x 71cm. Reserve price $200.

    Murky Territories III (Opposition) 2018. Carly Lynch. Monotype and acrylic wash on raw canvas. 33cm x 71cm. Reserve price $200.

  • Virtual Walk Through - H&N18

    For those unable to visit Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, a virtual walk through of 'Here&Now18: Besides it is always the others who die.'

  • Symposium: So Duchamp

    Symposium: So Duchamp

    Symosium: So Duchamp
    Lawrence Wilson Gallery, 6th October, 11-4pm

    A free public symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die on show at LWAG from 1 September until 8 December 2018.

    Join artists, academics and curators in examining the omnipresent legacy of Marcel Duchamp within contemporary art. Is Duchamp relevant to the significant challenges that contemporary art addresses today?

    • Dr Marcus Moore, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Massey University, New Zealand.

    • Lara Nicholls, Curator 19th Century Australian Art, the National Gallery of Australia.

    • Robert Cook, Curator of Contemporary Design and International Art, the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

    Artist Talks by Julie Dowling, Carly Lynch, Dr Perdita Phillips, Bjoern Rainer-Adamson, Dr Alex Spremberg and Peter & Molly

    About the exhibition:
    HERE&NOW18 will present new works from Western Australian artists Perdita Phillips, Alex Spremberg, Carly Lynch, Peter & Molly, Julie Dowling, and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson that respond to the challenge of contemporary art set by Marcel Duchamp 100 years ago.

    The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Duchamp’s death, as well as 50 years since the Marcel Duchamp: The Mary Sisler Collection exhibition of his work, which toured to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1968.

    To mark the occasion, HERE&NOW18 offers a contemporary engagement with the iconoclastic technical, social and cultural legacy of Duchamp through themes of duality, process and disruption - while participating in a reflective dialogue with a private collection of Marcel Duchamp artworks and ephemera.

    Co-hosted by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the UWA Cultural Precinct.

    Venue is the Woolnough Lecture Theatre, 2 minute walk from LWAG.

    Enquiries to LWAG (lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707) or Institute of Advanced Studies (ias@uwa.edu.au)

  • HERE&NOW18: Besides it is always the others who die

    HERE&NOW18: Besides it is always the others who die

    All are welcome!

    Besides, it is always the others who die

    Fifty years since the death of Marcel Duchamp 1968 - 2018
    Julie Dowling | Carly Lynch | Peter & Molly | Perdita Phillips | Bjoern Rainer-Adamson | Alex Spremberg
    Curated by Anna Louise Richardson


    No Second Thoughts: Reflections on the ARTEMIS Women's Art Forum

    A project by the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
    With new works by Penny Bovell, Jo Darbyshire, Teelah George and Taylor Reudavey
    Curated by Gemma Weston

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  • Mailing List!

    Mailing List!

    I am in the process of finding new ways of having an ongoing dialogue with my peers, followers, collectors and friends about my art practice.

    If you would like to be kept up to date with what I am up to regarding projects, residencies, exhibitions and other interesting announcements, please subscribe to my mailing list. I won't be sending out emails very often, but when I have a few things to share, I will let you know.

    Many thanks
    - Carly

  • Solo Exhibition - In Tension

    Solo Exhibition - In Tension

    'In Tension'
    The Lobby Gallery, Swanborne (WA)
    Opening 25/5/18 and then by appointment until 12/6/18 by emailing Gallery Manager Leah Robbie - thelobby@optusnet.com.au.

    ‘In Tension’ is the third solo exhibition by Carly Lynch and functions as a record of her engagement with the heavily contested hillside of Smiths Beach (Lot 413), in the state’s south-west. With a focus on drawing, photography and installation elements, Lynch gathers a series of works motivated by her anxiety towards the potential further development of the hillside, which her Father fought so hard to oppose during her childhood. In part, the works in this show are a reflection on instilled values and an excavation of formative memories. Carly leverages her distance from the site in question, to create space for criticality and to confront notions of entitlement through methods of juxtaposition and layering.

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  • HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die

    HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die

    I am currently working towards a major commission, HERE&NOW18 -

    HERE&NOW18: Besides, it is always the others who die
    1 September - 8 December 2018

    HERE&NOW18 presents new works from Western Australian artists Dr Perdita Phillips, Dr Alex Spremberg, Carly Lynch, Peter & Molly, Julie Dowling, and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson that respond to the challenge of contemporary art set by Marcel Duchamp 100 years ago. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Duchamp’s death, as well as 50 years since the Marcel Duchamp: The Mary Sisler Collection exhibition of his work, which toured to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1968. To mark the occasion, HERE&NOW18 offers a contemporary engagement with the iconoclastic technical, social, and cultural legacy of Duchamp through themes of duality, process and disruption - while participating in a reflective dialogue with a private collection of Marcel Duchamp artworks and ephemera.

    Visit Lawrence Wilson's website for more.

  • Solo Exhibition - Seventh Gallery

    Solo Exhibition - Seventh Gallery

    I will be holding a solo exhibition at Seventh Gallery in Melbourne in early 2018. The exhibition will open 24th January and run from the 25th January to 9th February.

    If you are around, I hope to see you there.

  • 4 Minutes Later: On Disrupting Stasis

    4 Minutes Later: On Disrupting Stasis

    Recently I was commissioned to write a response to Artsource's 'Home Town' Symposium. It is published on their Online Magazine here here

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    A collaborative exhibition with Grace Connors is on display at Smart Casual Gallery (Fremantle, WA) until December 24th.

  • Acquisition: Curtin University Art Collection

    Acquisition: Curtin University Art Collection

    In 2014 this piece was acquired by the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library at Curtin University, the collection from which my subject matter was drawn from (the PROJECT ENDEAVOUR archive).

    Recently this work was transferred from the JCPML collection into the Curtin University Art Collection, managed by the John Curtin Gallery.

  • Placing the Periphery

    Placing the Periphery

    Opening Night: 1st of September
    Exhibition Continues: 2nd - 17th September

    I will be showing these two works in 'Placing the Periphery'.

    This exhibition aims to explore the relationships between spaces, people and the events that unfold between them. The exhibiting artists investigate how we engage with the spaces of Perth and beyond, as familiar locations, remembered places and imagined topographies. Situated in Kalamunda’s Zig Zag Gallery this exhibition brings together a collection of contemporary art from WA based artists who seek place and space as reflections, ruminations and re-imaginings.

    The location of this exhibition in Perth, an isolated city on the continent’s edge, as well as within Kalamunda’s Zigzag Gallery in a fringing suburb, lends further thematic relevance. Tensions between marginality and rootedness play out in the way that we place the periphery, or are placed within it.

    The exhibition will be held at Zig Zag Gallery, 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

  • Worldline


    Upcoming exhibition at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, curated by Eve York. WORLDLINE features a group of a emerging artists from regional upbringings to develop work around the intersection of time and space.

    Opening Night: Friday 27th October 6-8PM
    Exhibtion: Friday 27th October – Saturday 2nd December

  • Paper Mountain Auction

    Paper Mountain Auction

    I am donating this diptych for Paper Mountain's annual art auction, titled 'Same-same, but different (M3715, M3716).

    Paper Mountain preview date and silent bids start – Thurs 3rd August, 9.30am – 7pm.
    Opening night with Silent auction: Friday 4th August, 6pm – 10:30 pm.

  • For The Lonely, Group Exhibition

    For The Lonely, Group Exhibition

    'For The Lonely' is an exhibition that recognises universal access, in other words, it has been developed for people of all abilities. The exhibition brings together tactile/sculptural/immersive installations and video works based on our reflections on loneliness, for direct interaction in the gallery space.
    It's been a challenge and a joy working on this project with Lizzie Bills and the rest of the group, in order to develop and refine a truly accessible and interactive artwork.

    I hope you might take a look at the event and consider purchasing a ticket to one of the performance nights titled 'HOLD MY HAND'.

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    This project would not have been possible without the generosity of the Western Australian Government. We would like to thank the
    Department of Culture and the Arts WA for the funding provided. Thanks also to our sponsors PS Art Space, DADAA, City of Fremantle, Alzheimer's Australia WA and VisAbility. #ForTheLonely

  • Locale...and the gesture to return

    Locale...and the gesture to return

    Opening night Friday 5th May 6-8pm
    Exhibition Runs 6 May - 11 June 2017

    Locale showcases the artwork of Emma Jolley, Monika Lukowska, Carly Lynch, Melanie McKee, Layli Rakhsha, Rachel Salmon-Lomas, and Gemma Weston. This exhibition takes an interdisciplinary printmaking approach to address concerns faced by contemporary artists in an era of increased mobility and development of place. The artists address several significant aspects of place through their work, and recognize that the experience of dislocation, relocation, change and memory of place is common to many. Via temporal and physical explorations of place, from the site-specific to unattainable sites, the artists have used printmaking as a means of returning to place.

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  • Hatched PICA

    FEB 1 2017

    We are proud to announce that 2017 will see 35 new graduates presenting work as a part of the Hatched: National Graduate Show.

    The Hatched: National Graduate Show features work by recent arts graduates of the highest calibre from art schools all over the country. With work by 35 graduates carefully selected from 23 tertiary institutions in each of Australia’s states and territories, Hatched 2017 will once again test the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts practices while acting as an important platform for artistic careers.

    The selection process for Hatched, now in its 26th year, is a rigorous one. Students are nominated by their art school with the final selection made by an industry panel. This year’s panel was made up of: Madeleine King (Senior Manager, IMA), Georgie Meagher (Artistic Director, Next Wave), Nadia Johnson (Exhibitions Manager, PICA), and Eugenio Viola (Senior Curator, PICA).

    “This year’s show represents not only the top tier of artists leaving universities, but also a fascinating diversity of approaches, ideas and practices in contemporary art today.” Madeleine King, Senior Manager at IMA.

    For the eighth consecutive year the Schenberg Art Fellowship of $35,000, will be awarded to one exceptional artist as a major investment in their burgeoning career. PICA is pleased to be working with the University of Western Australia and the trustees of the Dr Harold Schenberg bequest on this significant award for emerging artists. The winner will be announced at the opening night celebration.

    Congratulations to all selected artists! Hatched opens at 6pm on Friday 5 May 2017.

    HATCHED 2017 ARTISTS FROM Western Australia

    Curtin University -
    Carly Lynch
    Dionne Hooyberg
    Ellen Norrish

    North Metropolitan TAFE -
    Lukas Mack

    Edith Cowan University -
    Nikki Lundy
    Reija Lee Thomas

    The University of Western Australia -
    Kate Alida Mullen

  • SODA Graduation Exhibition

    SODA Graduation Exhibition

    I am currently in the midst of completing my Honours degree at Curtin University. A selection of my new works will be on display at SODA's upcoming Graduate Exhibition, along with those by all other BFA, JETA, Masters and Honours graduates. Make sure you save the date - I'll post finer details closer to the show.

    Opens Friday 2nd December, 6-9pm
    Exhibition continues 3-9th (TBC)
    Curtin University, Department of Art

    'Debris (M3687)'
    Graphite transferred to rag paper
    21 x 29.7cm
    Detail. Single panel of multi-panel artwork.

  • Artist Talk at ANOTHER

    Artist Talk at ANOTHER

    Studio Night at ANOTHER Project Space
    @ another - 174 Railway Parade, Bassendean, Perth
    Tuesday, April 19th
    7pm- late

    Talks by: Iain Dean, Nathan Brooker (Artist-in-Residence), Jess Day and Carly Lynch