Over the past 5 weeks as Artist in Residence, Lucina Lane has been researching and compiling a range of information for her exhibition
Visitor Visitor that examines arts education in Australia with a particular focus on the history of the Gippsland College for Art & Design once considered one of the most progressive art schools in the world, along with the parallel histories of The Field exhibition at the NGV in 1968 and the construction of the Hazelwood Power Plant (1964-71).
For this exhibition, Lane combines found objects, early works of the Australian conceptual artist Nigel Lendon (member of Art & Language and one of the founding lecturers in Fine Art Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education 1971-74, now Gippsland College for Art & Design, Federation University) and her own new work made during her residency which consists of a series of unique stretchers covered in hessian and constructed from pine harvested from the school grounds.
Staging the exhibition across four sites at the art school, Lane reflects upon the original use and meaning inherent to the sites, and considers their spatial and functional qualities as having equal importance to the objects exhibited within.
Lucina Lane, b.1991, is an artist from Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include: Bilder Bilder, Neon Parc Brunswick; Tarrawarra Biennial 2016, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, loosen the earth, WestSpace, Sydney Contemporary, with Punk Café x Centre for Style. In 2015 she participated in the symposium The expanding and contracting universe of Painting, at Gertrude Contemporary. Since 2014 she has been a bookseller at World Food Books and board member of Melbourne artist run gallery TCB art inc.
Photography: Christo Crocker