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KickArts Curator Award 2018

Lindsay Neill

Exhibition Dates

Fri 31st Aug -
Sun 30th Sep 2018


Tanks Arts Centre

The Annual ENERGY Exhibition showcases artworks by some of Far North Queensland’s outstanding secondary senior students of visual arts. On display at the Tanks Art Centre in Tank 4 between 31 August and 30 September 2018, this free exhibition is open to the public between 9:30am – 4:30pm weekdays, and 10:00am - 2:30pm on weekends. Further information on this exhibition is available online.

KickArts Contemporary Arts is proud to support this exhibition through the annual KickArts Curator Award that recognises the work of an outstanding visual arts student. Once selected and announced, the student is featured on the KickArts website and invited to participate in an up-and-coming exhibition install, working closely with and receiving training from industry experts at KickArts.

KickArts is proud to announce Lindsay Neill from Innisfail State College as the recipient of the 2018 KickArts Curator Award for the work 'Tribute to Tradition' (2018).

Artist Statement

Traidtions provide a connection to the past and to others. They reinforce values and establish a sense of belonging. My artwork explores the age old tradition of Guyanese pottery and is an expression of my personal yearning to reconnect with my culture. The technique of pottery has been practiced in Guyana, South America for over 500 years. By physically interacting with this tradition, I have established a deeper connection, both phyiscally and emotionally, to my roots. Working completely in white has allowed me to sharpen the framework of expression and focus soley on traditional shapes and forms while also exposing the residue of my physical interaction within the textures.

Lindsay Neill 'Tribute to Tradition' 2018 ceramic dimensions variable

Lindsay Neill 'Tribute to Tradition' 2018 ceramic dimensions variable