Brisbane-based artist Lucy Forsberg works predominantly with new media, assemblage and sculpture to examine socio-political issues within the Australian landscape. Forsberg's practice is transfixed with the contrasting elements of natural and built environments and the long-lasting, progressing impacts of colonisation in Australia. Their research is informed by ecological economics and addressing the nexus between environmental, social and economic systems. Their recent work examines how these systems - in particular the processes of the resource economy - contribute to the contemporary urbanised Australian landscape.
Forsberg graduated with a BFA (Visual arts)(Hons)from the Queensland University of Technology in 2016. Alongside their visual practice, Forsberg is co-director of Brisbane ARI Cut Thumb and co-director of the 2017 Metro Arts ARI-In-Residence Cut Thumb Laundry.
b. 1993 Mount Gambier, South Australia
Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia
2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) Honours, Queensland University of Technology
2012 Diploma of Visual Art, South Bank Institute of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.
2018 Transparency and other worries, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. QLD.
2017 everyone needs a little time away, CLUTCH Collective, Brisbane. QLD.
2017 Sedimentary Surfaces, Riddoch art Gallery, SA.
Selected Collaborative exhibitions
2017 Donnas on the Run: Exhuming the Australian Badlands, Metro Arts, Brisbane (with Sally Molloy)
Selected group Exhibitions
2016 Obnoxious Ladies in the Australian Landscape, Canberra Contemporary Art Space. ACT.
2016 Postgraduate 2D media, FJU University, New Taipei City, TAIWAN.
2016 Regions of Alienation/ Satellites of Love, Gold Coast City Gallery. QLD.
2016 Spring Break, Frank Moran Memorial Hall. QUT. Brisbane. QLD.
2015 R U srs? Parer Place Urban Screens. QUT, QLD.
2014 OCCUPIED, Metro Arts. Brisbane. QLD.
2014 Storage Space, The Hold Art space. Brisbane. QLD.
2017 Art + Australia, A+A online Review: Meth(odology) Lab: making TIME, Camila Marambio and Amaara Raheem -
included in Goldin+Senneby's Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg), IMA, Brisbane.
2017 Un Magazine, un extended: reviews (online). Review: Material Politics, IMA, Brisbane.
2016 Un Magazine Vol. 10. Review: Leena Riethmuller's Body Information Workshops, Boxcopy.
2016 Do A Bradbury. essay for The Steven Bradbury Memorial Invitational. The Laundry Artspace. Brisbane
2017 Cut Thumb Laundry program, Metro Arts, Brisbane.
2016 HOMEGROUND, Cut Thumb ARI w/ Box Copy Contemporary art space, Brisbane.
2016 Cut Thumb Program, co-curated w/ Callum McGrath. Cut Thumb ARI, Brisbane.
2015 Cut Thumb Program, co-curated w/ Callum McGrath. Cut Thumb ARI, Brisbane.
2014 OCCUPIED, Metro Arts. Brisbane.
2014 Storage Space, The Hold Art space. Brisbane.
2014 Eye Shot, H-Block Gallery QUT. Brisbane.
2014 Connections Between, H-Block Gallery, QUT. Brisbane.
Co-Director, Cut Thumb Artist-run initiative. Brisbane.
2017 Program Co-ordinator, THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT, Spring Hill. Curated by Amy-Clare Mcarthy and Kieran Swann.
2017 Co- Director, Cut Thumb Laundry, 2017 Metro Arts ARI-In-Residence. Metro Arts, Brisbane.
2016 Public Programme Co-ordinator, Frontier Imaginaries, IMA, QUT Art Museum. Curated by Vivian Ziherl.
2016 Administration and gallery assistant, IMA, Brisbane.
2015 Technical support, AAANZ conference, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
2015 Social Media Intern, The Walls Art Space, Miami, Gold Coast.
2017 Recipient of the 2017 Jeremy Hynes Award, IMA, Brisbane.
2017 Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla, South Australia (shortlisted)
2013 QUT Vice-Chancellors Scholarship.
2017 12 month Artist-Run Initiative In Residence(Cut Thumb & Laundry Art Space), Metro Arts, Brisbane.
2017 John Neylon, The Adelaide Review, Skin Deep, Sedimentary Surfaces Review.
2017 Linda Marie Walker, Earth In Us, Sedimentary Surfaces, Exhibition Catalogue.
2016 Sabrina Baker, Obnoxious Ladies in the Australian Landscape, Exhibition Catalogue.
2016 Peter Haynes, The Canberra Times, Obnoxious Ladies in the Australian Landscape, Exhibition Review
2016 Lilly Heenan, SOLID GOLD, Exhibition Catalogue