Lou Hubbard, Att: Main Reception Level 1, 12 Waratah Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, 2016. Photograph by Christo Crocker. (2016)
- Edition of 5 + AP
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta
Lou Hubbard makes assemblage sculptures, videos, site-specific installations and sometimes photos, collages and paintings. Her work focuses on the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects such as horses, eyeballs and teeth are tried and tested, subjected to acts of duress like teetering, submerging and excising. Sometimes domestic furnishings are collapsed into sculptural collages suggesting compression and intimacy. Hubbard has exhibited since 2000 in solo and group exhibitions across Australia, as well as Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Auckland, Rome, Seoul, Berlin, Manila, Portland (Oregon), Istanbul. Major shows include the Perth International Arts Festival, Making It New Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, NEW 10 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century MUMA, Melbourne NOW, National Gallery of Victoria. Her work is in collections: NGV, MUMA, MCA Sydney, Monash University Science, University of Southern Queensland, Federation University, Ballarat. She is currently the Head of Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts. Lou Hubbard is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.