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Lyn Wood is a visual artist in a small rural town of Walker Flat South Australia. Lyn creates her works in her own private studio "Sitting Duck", that is situated right on the banks of the mighty Murray River. The ever changing Murray River and surroundings give Lyn inspiration for her works, that includes painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and moving image.

Lyn's ongoing interest in conveying a sense of place, the fragility of our environment, and an awareness of the natural mutability of water, are rich sources of animus for her practice. These interests have led to research and exploration into using colour and pattern, as vehicles to measure the passing of time. Her landscapes are pared down and emptied out.

Following an extensive teaching career, Lyn completed a Bachelor of Visual Art with honours at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2009. Lyn was awarded an Australia Council ArtStart Grant in 2010, and went onto be a category winner of the Fleurieu Art Prize and the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.

From 2013 to 2016 Lyn was employed as a part time teacher, in the Public Art Program, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. As well as being the artist in residence for 2016 at Wilderness School, Adelaide.

January 2015 Lyn Wood, Jane Hylton and Cheryl Anne Brown held an exhibition at Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa FROM HOME TO HERE. This exhibition was an enquiry into notions of home, place, journey, and inevitability.

July 2015 Lyn Wood, Cathy Frawley and Rob Johnston held an exhibition at Bay Discovery Centre , Glenelg IMPLICATED LAND. Implicated Land considered notions of Homeland, probing our uncertain past and our unfinished future.

2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts, (Honours), Adelaide Central School of Art, SA
1986 Bachelor of Education, Torrens College of Advanced Education, SA
1975 Diploma in Teaching, Western Teachers College, Thebarton, SA
Professional Experience
2016 Teaching, Wilderness School Artist in Residence
2013-16 Teaching, The Studio Art Gallery of South Australia
2010 Invited volunteer, 3 week residency, exhibition installation, sales, administration, Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia
2010 Selected for Adelaide Festival of Arts, Jorg Orta Heart Fabrication Workshop, Adelaide, SA
2007-09 Adelaide Central School of Art
2004-06 Fulltime Lecturer in Painting and Drawing, Tauondi College, Adult Community Education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Port Adelaide, SA
1996-00 Director Ridgehaven Preschool, Adelaide, SA
1990-96 Commissioned Covers and Illustrations for Colin Thiele Books
1993-95 Director Napperby Preschool, Mid-North, SA
1975-92 Fulltime Secondary School Art Teacher, Maitland, Kadina, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Regional SA
Solo Exhibitions
2011 Local Time, Pikes Wines Clare Valley, SA
2010 Local Time, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA
Group Exhibitions
2015 This is a River, Walker Flat
2015 From Home To Here, Signal Point Gallery Goolwa
2015 Implicated Land, Bay Discovery Centre Glenelg
2014 Worked Surfaces, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
2013 Grounded, Fisher Jefferies Adelaide
2012 Flow, South Coast Regional Art Centre
2010 Local Time, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
2010 Graduate Exhibition 2010, Helpmann Academy, Drill Hall, Adelaide, SA
2010 Hatched, National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
2010 The Big Landscape, Art Images, Norwood, SA
2010 National Print and Drawing Acquisitive Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC
2010 Group Exhibition, Katherine Boland, Todd Hunter, Raquel Mazzina, Lyn Wood, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2010 Little Weeds, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Format Collective, Leigh St, Adelaide, SA
2009 Resonate, Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Exhibition 2009, ACSA, Norwood, SA
Awards and Prizes
2013 Category Winner Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2012 Category Winner Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2011 Category Winner Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2010 Australia Council, ArtStart Grant for Emerging Artists
2004 Finalist in The Fleurieu Peninsula, Biennale
2003 Finalist in The Waterhouse
2003 Kernewek Lowender Art Prize, York Peninsula, SA
2003 The National AQ Printworks Art Prize, Angaston, SA
Exhibition Speeches
2011 Opening Speaker, Four Seasons, Nita Beard, Port Pirie Regional Gallery, SA, November 5
2010 Invited Guest Speaker, Artisans Association, Kadina, SA