17 Feb Lotje Meijer
Meijer is a painter and sculptor who has exhibited nationally and internationally, in numerous solo exhibitions, including in Amsterdam, Groningen, Phoenix and Sydney, as well as many selected group exhibitions. Born in the Netherlands, she studied at The Academy of Arts Minerva in Gronigen. She subsequently lived in Amsterdam before immigrating to Australia. Her work is held in corporate and private art collections in Australia, America and Asia.
Most recent solo exhibition: Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern galleries.
Most recent invited exhibition: The Kedumba Drawing Award.
Most recent selected group exhibition: The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.
Meijer’s kookaburras and tawny frogmouths are drawn from life studies made over many years at her bushland studio. The birds and Meijer have reached a point of rare mutual trust, sharing comfortable proximity and silent conversation. Meijer’s wonderfully mesmerising owls are the product of countless drawing expeditions into a nearby wildlife sanctuary.
Meijer renders her subjects on an unexpected, larger-than-life scale, creating the effect of greater intimacy between bird and viewer. This is a collection of extraordinary, beautiful and dramatic bird drawings that avoids clichés and brings a unique perspective to their portrayal.
Curator, writer, art historian