July 10, 2017
Lucy O'Doherty's exhibition 'Shelter' has been featured on The Design Files blog. Lucy spoke to Elle Murrell about her latest exhibition 'Shelter', her inspiration and winning the 2016 Brett Whiteley Scholarship:
Artist Lucy O’Doherty first found inspiration in cherished childhood doll houses built by her Grandpa. Later, it was vintage advertisements or postcards from the 1950s and 1960s. Her more recent suburban-focused scenes, however, are fictional composites, imagined in tribute. ‘I really can’t remember being interested in depicting anything other than domestic settings,’ reminisces the graduate of Sydney’s National Art School. ‘Except, maybe, when I went through a phase of drawing fairy villages at five! I guess they were still forms of habitations in a way.’
Lucy's exhibition is at the gallery from 20 June until 11 July 2017.
May 8, 2017
Lucy O'Doherty's work along with that of her father Reg Mombassa is part of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery's Shack Life exhibition.
SHACK LIFE is an exhibition of artworks by a mix of established artists and members of the shack communities of the New South Wales Royal National Park. Their works respond to the structure of the shacks, the spirit of the community and the power of the surrounding landscape.
The artworks seek to carry on the tradition of artists engaging with the Royal National Park shack communities as exemplified by artists such as Max Dupain, Hal Missingham and Margaret Olley.
February 6, 2017
Lucy O'Doherty's recent Brett Whiteley Scholarship award is featured in the current edition of Indulge Magazine.
“It’s been life changing, and I think it’s so important that scholarships like Brett Whiteley’s exist so that young artists can be nurtured and pushed in a new direction within their practice.”
Read the full article HERE
December 17, 2016
Phil Brown from Brisbane News spoke to Lucy O'Doherty about her recent Brett Whiteley Scholarship win and 'Suburban Rituals', her first solo exhibition in Brisbane at Edwina Corlette Gallery.
September 22, 2016
Gallery artist Lucy O'Doherty has been announced today as the recipient of the Brett Whitely Scholarship. Two paintings Shacks at Little Garie and Art deco bungalow from O’Doherty’s winning body of work are on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio alongside works by finalists Jason Phu (highly commended), Abdul Abdullah, Clara Adolphs, Tsering Hannaford, Andrew Hopkins and Zoe Tweedale.
Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian painters is now in its 18th year. This year’s judges were artist Tom Carment and head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW, Wayne Tunnicliffe. They selected this year’s winner from seven finalists, shortlisted from 91 entries.
O’Doherty has won $30,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, which is administered by the Art Gallery of NSW.
About the scholarship
The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley, who died in 2010. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship at the age of 20.