Utilising original archival imagery sources, her work depicts the country towns, bush trails and suburban houses of her childhood. She describes the intimacy of "pulling out dusty family albums", and engaging with the white washed homes and red-bricked houses of her past.
Carrett revisits these sites, recording the changes to the landscape through photographs, as well as plein-air sketches, which inform her studio paintings.
Abstraction coupled with a figurative, painterly approach, allows her to move between both familiar and uncanny spaces.
Playfully engaging with composition and colour, Lisa's work moves between intimate descriptions of a homes exterior and the vast, uncharted territories of the broader Australian landscape.
She seeks to evoke both nostalgia and familiarity; yet, through what Carrett describes as, the uncanny archives, she is simultaneously referencing darker histories.
2021 Lisa Carrett - Uncanny Archives, Solo Exhibition, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2021 Finalist Exhibition, 2020 Woollahra Small Sculpture Award, Woollahra Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2020, 19 Finalist Exhibition, Fisher´s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown, NSW
2020, 19 Collector's Choice, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2020, 19 Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Gallery and Museum (NERAM), Armidale, NSW
Finalist Exhibition, 57th Annual Fisher´s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW.
Introductions, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Botanicals, The Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW
2018 Better Homes and Gardens, Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney, NSW
Shortlisted, The TWT Excellence Prize, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, NSW
2017 Finalist Exhibition, Home is where the Heart is. Spirit of Soul Festival, The Loft, Sydney, NSW.
Not a Star, AD Space, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
The Beholders 'Eye, Aurora Galleries, Summer Hill, NSW
2013 Finalist Exhibition, Young Archie 2013, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
Shades of Blue, Billich Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
Drive Producer Bella Michie was joined with Sydney based Artist, Lisa Carrett to discuss her new exhibition titled, ‘Uncanny Archives’ making its debut at the Artsite Galleries. [...]
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