Llewellyn Skye

Llewellyn Skye's bold floral abstractions convey young love in a primal language of colour and gesture. What emerges is a paradox of profound opposites. Foolish, youthful passion is freeing but all-consuming. It furnishes hope yet brings despair. Such love is perfectly flawed in its overwhelming intensity but also beautiful and magical in its imperfections and surprises. Skye’s effervescent, expressive bouquets are rendered with confident brush strokes in vibrant colours against dark and muted backgrounds. The work, which marries abstraction and expressionism, mirrors the sweetness and inevitable pain of the ardor of young romance, which, like the springtime, blooms with vigour but soon betrays its fragility. Skye's work recognises that with change and loss comes a darkness. But it also affirms the need to struggle to live in the moments, however fleeting, of beauty and light.

​​"Florals represent abstract beauty and impermanence, all the qualities I enjoy in life and love." - Skye

Biography

Education


​2006

Advanced Painting Course, Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank,Sydney

2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst,Sydney

2002

Creative Drawing, Newtown, Sydney

2002

Right Brain Drawing, Balmain, Sydney

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Daylight Breaks, Revival Art & Design, QLD, Australia

Bleeding Daylight, M-Arts, QLD, Australia

2019

LatestWorks, Revival Art & Design, QLD, Australia

2012

Sugar, Conzano, Italy

Picasso's Goat, Randwick Childrens Hospital, NSW, Australia

2011

Di Zucchero, Montefiascone, Italy

2009

Girl's Best Friend, RCH, NSW, Australia

2008

Party Animals, Nyst Gallery, QLD, Australia

Animal Crackers, RCH, NSW, Australia

2007

Like Humans Do, Xavier Art Space, NSW, Australia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Modern Love, A K Bellinger Gallery, NSW, Australia

Summer Show, Metro Gallery, VIC, Australia

2019

Share the Dignity, Amber Creswell Bell, NSW, Australia

Summer Show, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

TSS Art Show, QLD, Australia

Dean Gogle Portrait Prize, QLD, Australia

Winter Landscape, Hang About Gallery, ALD, Australia

Ten, White Canvas, QLD, Australia

2018

Our Fiction, Studio 8, QLD, Australia

The Summer Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD,Australia

Dusty People, Dust Temple, QLD, Australia

Neumman Dust Temple Portrait Prize, Dust Temple, QLD,Australia

Morris Art Prize, Carrara, QLD, Australia

When Then Becomes Now, SOFA, QLD, Australia

2017

Arcadia, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

2016

Once a Summers Eve, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

Driven to Create, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

2015

Portrait Exhibition, Hinge Gallery, QLD, Australia

Summer, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

2014

Cool Yule, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

Drawn to Detail, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

2013

Beauty Truth and Grace, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD,Australia

Ya Gotta Áve It, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

Summertime, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, QLD, Australia

2012

Good Sports, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio Gallery, QLD, Australia

Home Sown, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio Gallery, QLD, Australia

Art in the Hills, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia

From the Vault, RCH, NSW, Australia

2011

Plate Show, NAS, NSW, Australia

Friends, RCH, NSW, Australia

Hidden Words, Retrospect, QLD, Australia

2010

Inanimate, Nyst Gallery, QLD, Australia

2009

Fourth Estate, Nyst Gallery, QLD, Australia

Innocence, Nyst Gallery, QLD, Australia

2008

If You Cant Stand the Heat, Nyst Gallery, QLD, Australia

Australie Mythe et Realite, Paris, France

Trees for Children, Customs House, NSW, Australia

Artist at my Table, NAS, NSW, Australia

2007

Simply the Best, Deka, QLD, Australia

Imagined Australia, Prato, Italy

Reverentia, Deka, QLD, Australia

2006

Joint Venture, Benowa, QLD, Australia

Showcase, Downing Centre, NSW, Australia

Surface Tension, May St Gallery, NSW, Australia

Image & Artefact, See St Gallery, NSW, Australia

MCAAA, See St Gallery, NSW, Australia

2005

NAS Degree Show, NSW, Australia

John Olsen Drawing Prize, NAS, NSW, Australia

FONAS Exchange Reuter, NAS, NSW, Australia

2004

Liquid Amber Productions, NSW, Australia

2000

Stop Domestic Violence, NSW, Australia

 

Education


​2006

Advanced Painting Course, Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank, Sydney

2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2002

Creative Drawing, Newtown, Sydney

Right Brain Drawing, Balmain, Sydney

 

Awards and Recognition

2020

Finalist, Art Lovers Art Prize, QLD, Australia

2019

People’s Choice Award, Dean Cogle Portrait Prize, DustTemple, QLD, Australia

2018

Artist in Residence, Burleigh Brewing, QLD, Australia

Winner, Brewing Local Artists, Burleigh Brewing, Qld,

2011

Artegiro Artist Residency, Italy

2008

Trees for Children, NSW, Australia

2007

Xavier Art Space Prize, NSW, Australia

2006

Finalist Arts North Permanent Collection, NSW, Australia

Showcase Prize Tafe, NSW, Australia

Tafe Alumni Art Prize - Janice McCulloch - Art Almanac

2005

Highly Commended, John Olsen Drawing Prize

2000

Finalist Stop Domestic Violence

 

Selected Features

2020

House Rules

The Block Shop

We Are Gold Coast

Rising Woman Creative

Tweed Valley TV, Tweed

What’s On Tweed, Dec, Tweed

2019

The Echo, Dec, Byron

The Weekend Edition Feb, Brisbane

2017

The Drift, July, Qld

Robina Town Centre, Aug, Qld

Fashion Journal, May

Nikel + Sole, Nov, Melbourne

2016

Daily Imprint, Feb, Sydney

2011

Herbert River Express, June, Qld

2010

Sydney Morning Herald, May, Sydney

2008

Southern Courier, Nov, Sydney

Coast Confidential, GC Bulletin, July, Qld

Weekend Bulletin, June, Gold Coast

Art Almanac, Profiles, June Edition

Southern Courier, Feb, Sydney

2007

The Sun-Herald, March, Sydney

2006

Northern District Times, October, Sydney

2005

Daily Telegraph, November, Sydney

2001/02

NSW Stop Domestic Violence Week

2001 Front cover Speaking Out magazine, Sydney

 

Public Commissions

2019

Main Beach Flower Festival, Mural, QLD

RSL Art Union, QLD

2018

Robina Town Centre, Totem Artwork, QLD

Nikel and Sole, Summer Collection, VIC

2017

Nikel and Sole, Winter Collection, VIC

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Her Love Shines
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Paper cake
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