Lindy Gaisford



LINDY GAISFORD – ARTIST STATEMENT

EDUCATION

1977-1980 BA/BSc Cape Town University South Africa
1981 Post Graduate Teaching Diploma UCT, SA
1982 Foundation Art Course Harare Polytechnic
1983 – 1985 Fine Art Diploma Cape Town Technikon South Africa
2005 Cert IV Training and Assessment Tafe Geraldton
2005 Cert IV Textiles Tafe Geraldton

EXHIBITIONS

1984 Technikon Students Exhibition Cape Town
1985 John Boyne Gallery Harare Zimbabwe
1986 Private Home Exhibition Harare, Solo
1987 Sandro’s Gallery Harare Zimbabwe
1990 Inner Space Gallery Harare Zimbabwe, Solo
1992 Sandro’s Gallery Harare Zimbabwe, Solo
1992 Centenary Zimbabwe Solo
1994 Group Exhibit Chipungu Gallery Harare Zimbabwe
1996 Harare Show Zimbabwe
1995 Lovely Linens Art and Craft fair
1995 Exhibit Sheraton Hotel Harare Zimbabwe
1996 Lisa’s Gallery Group Exhibit, Harare Zimbabwe
2002 Richard Rennie Group Exhibit, Harare Zimbabwe
2002 South African Arts Trade Fair Johannesburg SA
2005 Bella Vista Geraldton WA, solo
2006 Mullewa Show WA
2006 Goldsmith Gallery Geraldton WA, solo
2008 Art and Craft Fair Duncraig Perth WA
2009 Exhibition studio Fremantle
2009 Exhibition Bethsader Cafe Gallery Claremont Perth
2009 Exhibition MYHQ with Interactive arts
2009 Fusion Art Gallery Mandura
2009 West End Windows, Hustle, for Fremantle Festival
2009 “Eclectic “ PS Studios and Gallery Pakenham Street Fremantle

PUBLIC WORKS/COMMISSIONS

1976 Stage Scenery Reps Theatre Harare Zimbabwe
1976 School Dance Decor Harare Zimbabwe
1987 Illustrations and Articles for “The Farmer Magazine’ Harare Zimbabwe
1988 Paintings for’ The Montclair Hotel’ Inyanga Zimbabwe
1989 Etchings and pen and Ink Drawings for proposed renovations ‘Leopard Rock Hotel’ Eastern Highlands, Zimbabwe
1989 Mural Travel World, Harare, Zimbabwe
1990 Mural Golf World Harare Zimbabwe
1991 Redecorated shop interior Golf World Harare Zimbabwe
1995 Montages for the turf Club Archives Harare Zimbabwe
1997 Decorated ‘The Enclosure Restaurant’ Turf Club Harare Zimbabwe
1997 Brochures and Race cards Turf Club Harare Zimbabwe
2000 Mural Sharon School
2000 Murals Children’s bedroom walls
2000 Portraits on Commission
2000 Illustrated Book, Stan Parsons
2001 Wildlife Watercolours for Hunting Camp Zimbabwe
2001 Wildlife Paintings, Linoprints Niloticus Trading, Zimbabwe
2001 Logo, Office Interior Niloticus Trading Zimbabwe
2002 Entrance Domes and Casino Domes as well as Paintings on Cow Hide for “The Kingdom Hotel’ Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
2002 Paintings and umbrella designs for shop at the Kingdom Hotel
2006-2007 Solo and family Portraits plus commissions of portraits and school buildings Nagle Catholic College Geraldton
2007 Commission for paintings for large Constantia Homestead Cape Town South Africa
2009 Portraits and paintings for local Perth

ART AUCTIONS
1998 British Embassy Harare Zimbabwe
2000 Borrowdale Brooke Estate Harare Zimbabwe
2006 Surf Club Geraldton WA

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
TEACHING
1987 -1989 Weekend Art Courses and Workshops on farm, Ruwa Zimbabwe
1988 O and A level Art Chisipite High School Harare Zimbabwe
1990 Ariel school Primary School Art, Ruwa Zimbabwe
1998 Heritage School Primary Specialist Art teacher, Harare
1999 Sharon School Primary Art Teacher, Harare
1999 Harare International School Relief High School Art teacher
2000 Ngenge Tenge Art Primary – A level, children with learning disabilities
2001 Private Tutoring O and A level Art Harare
2002 Adult Art classes Harare
2003 A and O Level Art Prince Edward School Harare Zimbabwe
2004-2007 Textiles yr 8 -11 Nagle Catholic College Geraldton WA
2008 Textile Workshops Perth WA
2009 Art Workshops Heathcote Tafe

OTHER
Interior Decorating freelance and through ‘Creations’ Chisipite Zimbabwe
Illustration for books and brochures
Colour consultant for Dulux Harare Zimbabwe
Lindy, Zimbabwean born artist, now lives in Fremantle WA and paints, creates with textiles, does commissioned portraits and holds workshops.
Lindy did a fine art Diploma at the Cape Technicon in South Africa, majoring in printmaking, after completing a BA/BSc and a teaching Diploma at the University of Cape Town.
Art and creating has always been her unbridled passion. She painted, exhibited and taught extensively in Zimbabwe and was commissioned to paint the ceiling domes at the Kingdom Hotel in Victoria Falls which is ‘the largest specialist art work in Zimbabwe ‘(Mike Clinton Architect).
She was sponsored into Australia as a teacher in 2003 in the Midwest, where she studied textiles at the Tafe at night and began painting prolifically.
Her new live inspired and enabled her to exciting avenues and direction for her art work as well as being a means of expression in dealing with the pain of separation from family and friends and familiar spaces.
Today Lindy operates out of a studio in Fremantle and sees her artwork as a vital means to express and marry her colourful and challenging past with an exciting and challenging present.
ABOUT LINDY’S ART

Lindy’s work reflects a journey of emotions and feelings and all evoke mood through colour and an element of distortion.

She has a strong sense of design and pattern which is reflected in both her paintings and textiles and is inspired by Klimt, Hunditwasser and Art Nouveau. The work of the Fauves and of Abstract Expressionism is also strong influences in their use of bold, daring colour.

Lindy’s love and fascination of people make her portrait commissions very rewarding.
Her extensive experience and knowledge of a variety of media, coupled with her teaching experience imbibe her workshops with enthusiasm and expertise in many areas of ‘Art’.

‘Let what we love be what we do’ Rumi

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