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Lynette Wallworth

b. 1961

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and film.

Born in Sydney, Australia in 1961, she has worked extensively internationally, and her works have featured in numerous festivals and exhibitions.

Often working in series or meditations on one theme, her measured pace gently insists that patient observation might lead to layers of understanding between ourselves, others and the natural environment. Her work has been presented at the Auckland Triennial, Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Sydney festival as well as being exhibited internationally from Arnolfini, The Young Vic and Festival d'Aix en Provence in Europe to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the United States.

Wallworth's responsive environments lead visitors to transcend their everyday selves and to connect with universal themes that include and describe their own existence. Always experimenting with the newest technologies, her ability to build a sense of community and compassion with these tools is startling. Beauty, revelation and wonder are celebrated in the artist’s works, fusing mind and body through the fundamental means of the haptic and the optic, light and touch.

The artist describes her intention as “bringing together technological advances and ancient understandings, new media and old practices, electronics and the electricity of human touch.”

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Birth place
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Period of activity 
from 2000
Other solo exhibitions 

2004 Invisible by Night, 2004 Melbourne Festival.

2005 - Still: Waiting1, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. 2006 Still: Waiting2, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK; Lynette Wallworth – Evolution of Fearlessness, New Crowned Hope Festival, Vienna, Austria.

2007 Lynette Wallworth, National Glass Centre in Sunderland; Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; Regarding Fear and Hope, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne; Hold: Vessel 2, BFI Gallery, London, UK; Still Waiting2, John Curtin Gallery, Perth.

2008 Evolution of Fearlessness, Festival International d’Art Lyrique, Aix-en-Provence, France, Invisible by Night, Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York, USA; Evolution of Fearlessness, Melbourne International Arts Festival.

2009 Evolution of Fearlessness, Sundance Film Festival, Utah.

Other group exhibitions 

2010 - Mortality - ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC; Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD; Regarding Fear and Hope - MUMA - Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, VIC; 3rd Auckland Triennial - Auckland Triennial, Auckland

2007 Bienniale of Electronic Arts - BEAP 2007 - Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth - BEAP, Bentley, WA

2006 - InbetweenTime Festival of Live Art and Intrigue - Arnolfini, Bristol (England).

2001 Space Odysseys - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.



Awards, collections 
2010 Inaugural AFTRS Creative Fellow. 2008 Synapse Residency by the Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility (CBIF) at University of Western Sydney. 2006 Arts Council England Fellowship residency at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK. 2003–2004 Awarded an Australia Council for the Arts New Media Arts Fellowship which enabled her to undertake residencies in Iran, Italy and New Mexico.
United Kingdom
Film trailer, – from Coral: Rekindling Venus, via Vimeo 
Film trailer
Film trailer, – from Connected by Light, via YouTube 
Lynette Wallworth - Evolution of Fearlessness, – from Evolution of Fearlessness, via Vimeo