Art Gallery of Alberta

Lyndal Osborne

The AGA Presents: Lyndal Osborne

Special Pre-Opening Talk
Friday, January 31, 6 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level

$15 for public | Limited tickets available at door
Free for Members* | First come, first serve
*Limited seats available. Present your AGA Membership at door.

Lyndal Osborne’s exhibition Bowerbird, Life as Art open’s to the public on Saturday, February 1 and will feature exciting work from this Edmonton-based artist. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about Osborne and her artistic practice in this special pre-opening artist talk.

Lyndal Osborne was born in Newcastle, Australia. She studied at the National Art Scholl in Sydney and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Since 1971, Osborne has been based in Edmonton, and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. Osborne has been exhibiting in Canada and internationally since the early 1970s and has shown in over 360 exhibitions. She is represented in many private and public collections worldwide.

Osborne’s sculptures and installations have developed an individual approach that utilizes found and recycled material that she alters through the application of color, manipulating their original shape, and/or by placing the objects in new contexts so they develop new metaphorical meaning. Her installation work speaks of the forces of transformation within nature, as well as commenting upon pressing issues relating to the environment. In her work Osborne has focused on an examination of the issues of genetically modified organisms and more recently on the crisis in the global oceans.

Her work is represented in numerous Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax NS, The Rooms, St John’s NL, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (Australia), 2011, Museum London, 2011, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, 2011, Red Deer Museum+ Art Gallery, 2011, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2010, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, 2010, Penticton Art Gallery, 2009, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2008 and Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Kitchener, 2008.