The overall effect of Lyndal Hargrave's work is ethereal and otherworldly with compositional studies that drift between cloudy dreamscapes and underwater worlds. Devoid of representational forms and fixed-point perspectives, emotion is conveyed via subtle nuances of colour, tone and shape, akin to music’s ability to evoke feeling and sentiment. There is progression and impermanence across the work, mirroring moments of personal transition Hargrave herself experiences while in the studio. Her shimmering compositions inspire contemplation and introspection, allowing an opportunity to consider the constant push-pull of life and how we impact and are impacted by our surroundings.
Lyndal Hargrave has a Diploma of Education in Fine Art from the Queensland University of Technology. She was the winner of the 2011 Mosman Insitu Sculpture Award, a finalist in the International Lace Award at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, twice a finalist in the Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition and a finalist in the Stan and Maureen Duke Prize. Collections include Artbank, The Gold Coast City Gallery, Redland City Council, Ipswich Grammar School and Greenslopes Hospital.