Lorraine Guddemi is a visual artist who works in porcelain and mixed media. She graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2007 with a First Class (Hons) Degree in the Applied Arts.

I have always had a fascination for ‘powerful’ objects that somehow transcend their materiality. This quality is often found in ancient and tribal artefacts that cross thresholds into the realms of the magical and disclose the identity and beliefs of the people who made them.

Pattern is an integral part of my sculptural forms and has been used throughout civilisation to symbolically represent every aspect of human experience.

Using found imagery from museums, books and nature itself, I try to translate these inspirational materials into my own personal experience.

In this private and intuitive act of making I build elaborate time consuming sculptures that hope to engage people in a moment of wonderment.

 

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Biography

Born in 1968

2004 – 2007 – BA (Hons) Applied Arts, obtained with first class honours, University of Hertfordshire

Exhibitions

2016 – Raspirical Things, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, AU, 20 Feb – 17 Mar 2016

2014 – Group, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, AU, 25 Feb – 22 Mar 2014

2014 – Sculpture, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, AU 29 Jan – 22 Feb 2014
21 Reasons to Repeat Myself

2012 – Selected Preview, Love & Hatred, The Strand, Sydney, AU

2007 – New Designers, London, UK

2007 – Applied Arts Degree Show, University of Hertfordshire UK

2006 – Blooming Late, The Courtyard Arts Centre, Hertford, UK

Publications

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, National Press, Critics guide to the week, Visual Arts – pg 25, Feb 27 – 28, 2016

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The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Focus: Emerging, Profile Lorraine Guddemi – 21 Reasons to Repeat Myself – pg. 53, Vol. 53, No.2, July 2014

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The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Gallery: 21 Reasons to Repeat Myself – pg. 15, Vol. 53, No.1 April 2014

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Ceramic Review, Gallery: 21 Reasons to Repeat Myself – pg. 20, issue 266, March/April 2014

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Art hub – Sydney embraces Sculpture Month – 30 Jan 2014

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Features

2012 – Vogue

Awards

2007 – Best Final Year Student, University of Hertfordshire