Photo by Ilona Nelson

Lucy Hardie is an Australian artist best known for her meticulously rendered ink drawings on cotton paper. Her intricately constructed, evocative works are exhibited in Australia, the US and Europe and are featured in numerous art and literary publications worldwide. Through a devotion to the creation of beauty, a fascination with death and darkness as catalysts for transformation and new life, and the portrayal of story and symbol as a means of reflecting our shared human experience, her works present as visual allegories: inviting viewers in to deeper felt experiences of intimacy, connection, tenderness and power.

Hardie lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is represented by Port Jackson Press Australia and PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne.


solo exhibitions

2016 The Space Between, Outré Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2013 There, There, Port Jackson Press Australia, Melbourne, Vic
2013 New Drawings, Salt Contemporary, Queenscliff, Vic
2007 While You Were Sleeping, Synergy Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 This Wild Song, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2018 Beyond The Familiar, Outré Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2016 Legacy of Light, Gloggnitz Castle, Austria
2016 Contemporary Paper, Port Jackson Press, Australia
2016 beinArt Gallery Inaugural Group Exhibition, bienArt Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2016 Animal Instinct, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong, Vic
2015 Phantastische Venus, Old City Hall, Viechtach, Bavaria, Germany
2015 The Moleskin Project IV, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, USA
2015 Innate Beauty, Port Jackson Press Australia, Melbourne, Vic
2014 Jazmina Cininas + Lucy Hardie: Femme Fatale, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong, Vic
2014 Infusion, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, USA
2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Vic
2013 Wilson Visual Art Award, Trinity Catholic College, Lismore, NSW
2013 beinArt Collective Group Exhibition, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
2012 Fantastic Generations, International Museum of Fantastic Art, Vienna, Austria
2012 See Saw, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2012 Curvy book no. 8 launch and exhibition, Frankie and Swiss, Melbourne, Vic
2012 Curvy book no. 8 launch and exhibition, Thousand Words, Ambush Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 Agendo Exhibition and Awards for Young Emerging Artists, St Heliers Street Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2011 The Undergraduate Awards, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2011 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2011 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Centrehouse Community Art Centre, Lane Cove, NSW
2010 Through The Looking Glass: Reflections of The Modern World, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2007 Synergy Salon, Synergy Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Selected Bibliography: Books

2015 Phantastische Kunst, (Phanart, Germany)
2015 Skullture, (24 ORE Cultura, Milan)
2015 Skullture, (Vetro Editions, Berlin)
2015 Skullture, (Ginko Press, Berkeley)
2012 Semi-Permanent, (Semi-Permanent, Australia)
2012 Curvy, book 8, (Curvy, Australia)

Selected Bibliography: Magazines

2015 PRJKTR, (Geelong) April
2015 Collide Art & Culture Magazine, (Australia) Issue 3
2014 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, (Australia) Issue 7, Blanc Noir
2014 Miroir Magazine, (USA) Desire
2013 Slice Magazine, (USA) issue 13, The Unknown
2013 GT Magazine, (Geelong and Bellarine Peninsular) November
2012 Culture and Vienna Magazine, (Austria) January


Selected prizes

2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Finalist
2013 Wilson Visual Art Award, Finalist
2011 Agendo Exhibition and Awards for Young Emerging Artists, Finalist
2011 The Undergraduate Awards, Finalist
2011 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize, Finalist
2011 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Finalist
2010 Through The Looking Glass: Reflections of The Modern World, Finalist

Selected Online Press

Forces of Nature, Miroir Magazine, 4 October 2018
Lucy Hardie | Portrait by Ilona Nelson, This Wild Song, 3 September 2018
Lucy Hardie Is A Mystical Marvel, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, 16 December 2017
Lucy Hardie's Enchanting, Mysterious Pen and Ink drawings, Hi-Fructose Magazine, 26 October 2016
Lucy Hardie's Intricate Illustrations, Juxtapoz Magazine, 1 May 2015
The Dual Nature of Lucy Hardie’s Spiritual Drawings, Hi-Fructose Magazine, 10 July 2014
The Elaborate Pen and Ink Drawings of Lucy Hardie, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, 17 June 2014
Deathless Living, Exalted Beauty, Integral Life, 9 July 2013

Collections

Private collections held in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA.