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Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, with a career spanning three decades in Australia and internationally.

Born in Brisbane, Lee’s works from the 1980s began an ongoing investigation into issues of selfhood, identity and authenticity via concepts of the copy and the original. Lee studied at The Chelsea School of Art, London in 1979–80, at SCA from 1981 to 1984 and later at UNSW. In 2008 Lee was the subject of an ABC TV documentary for the 'Artists at Work' series. She has exhibited internationally in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore. Lee is currently a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her work is included in numerous major public and private collections throughout Australia, including Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia and The University of Melbourne. In this video Lindy traces her career and the meaning of art. "Humans have the most incredible capacity for reflection and that is an amazing thing. Art is one of the vehicles that we are able to use to actually reflect on our lives and the meaning that life gives us. That is what art means."

Image courtesy of the artist.

Video and editing by Rococo Productions.