Lynda Wilson’s artworks are photographic dioramas which use juxtapositions of found objects, photographic cut-outs and craft to create absurd landscape settings. Retro and souvenir-like items specific to New Zealand and Australia are used to provoke memories of experiences, thoughts and places. To bring to mind the traditions and ‘ordinary’ events that have made up our lives thus far and continue to do so. To illuminate aspects of domestic life and to bring attention to the smallest details that often fade into the past.
Lynda was born and raised in New Zealand in a small rural community during the 1970’s and 80’s. From a young age, she has had a strong interest in the arts and crafts. She currently resides in Hamilton City, New Zealand. Lynda is constantly involved in the local art community through exhibitions, assisting with the running of local galleries and tutoring in the Media Arts degree program at Wintec. She received a Bachelor of Media Arts from Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton in 2004 and completed a Master of Fine Art through RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2009.
Lynda is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, such as the 2007 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Merit Award. She was also a finalist in the Trust Waikato Contemporary Art Award Finalist in both 2004 & 2006. She was awarded the Wintec Award for Excellence in Painting in both 2003 & 2004, as well as the Wintec Award for Excellence in Visual Arts in 2002.
Lynda has exhibited in two solo shows, at Ramp Gallery, Wintec, Hamilton this year, as well as Platform 01 Gallery, Hamilton in 2004. Lynda’s work has been exhibited in countless groups exhibitions, including La Mezz Gallery, Artpost, Platform 01 Gallery, Waikato University and Fat Gallery, all in Hamilton, and RMIT, Melbourne,