Artist Wendy Lugg rescues old cloth, embedded with memory, and gives it new life in stitched artworks, often presented alongside photographic works and historical artefacts, creating dialogues between them. Fabric, thread and the camera lens have been her lifelong companions.
In a thirty year career, Wendy has held solo exhibitions in seven countries, and is internationally respected in her field, both as a maker and for her broader arts practice. This includes exhibiting and teaching internationally, curating exhibitions, undertaking arts residencies, writing about the arts and serving on arts and museum committees. Her awards include a Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Council New Work grant.
Wendy has been Artist in Residence with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society since 2009. Her award winning 2011 exhibition Mapping Memory, a collaboration with the Royal WA Historical Society and the State Library of Western Australia, juxtaposed historical artefacts and contemporary artworks to explore place, history and identity, themes which have always been central to her work. In 2015 this exhibition was converted to a permanent online exhibit viewable on the State Library of WA website