Linda is an Australian artist currently living and working on Bundjalung land. She has a background making screen-based installations for museum exhibitions, and has practised and taught traditional printmaking. Linda has exhibited in a number of group shows in Australia and overseas, and had her first solo show “Vessel” at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2022. Later that year she was selected for the National Emerging Art Prize “ACB Selects” exhibition. In her current solo show “Inside Story”, Linda celebrates colour, the beauty of interiors, and the play of the familiar and the mysterious in everyday objects.
“On a literal level, the exhibition’s title “Inside story” evokes the interior world of the still life genre, and specifically my house and collected objects. But it also refers to the internal processes involved in painting these still life subjects: observing, imagining, and relating to them in a very focused way, and then expressing and sharing that private experience by rendering it in paint.
I love the still life genre – the way it can simply present objects that are beautiful and comforting, yet it also delivers a kind of strangeness that becomes embedded in the layers of paint through the process of artist/object interaction. Learning how to articulate the beauty and ambiguity is an ongoing pleasure.” – Linda Kruger