Carly Lynch (b. 1994, Dunsborough) is an artist with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class) from Curtin University, currently working on Wadjuk Noongar boodja / Perth, WA. Her varied practice spans drawing to performance, to reconsider the construction of certain histories through specific actions and materials. Carly's artworks can be provocative and poetic, often consisting of multiple parts. She is drawn to make work about things (objects, places and events) that are lesser-known, forgotten, superseded, white-washed or supressed. Carly believes in the power of art to decentralise storytelling and ignite an emotional response. Collaboration, fieldwork and social-engagement are becoming increasingly important elements to her practise.
Carly has been included in the Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, where she was previously an Artist In Residence, and PICA’s Hatched Graduate Exhibition. She has also been involved in a number of group, collaborative and solo exhibitions both locally and interstate, in galleries such as SEVENTH Gallery (Naarm/Melb), Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Pakenham Street Art Space, Free Range Gallery, Mundaring Art Centre, Zig Zag Gallery, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery and Heathcote Gallery.
Carly is currently employed at Curtin University as a Sessional Academic in Fine Art (Printmedia); with the City of South Perth as a Local History Officer; at the City of Melville as a Cultural Services Assistant; and at DADAA as an arts worker.
Fieldwork shot from the making of 'Anxious Actions (For Lot 413)', Wadandi Boodja / Smiths Beach