Eye of the Beholder presents a survey exhibition of the art of Australian artist Lucy Culliton who is one of the most talented and important of Australia’s contemporary painters. Winning the Mosman Art Prize in 2000 was an important career milestone for Culliton, who has since enjoyed a meteoric career ascendancy exhibiting regularly to much critical and public acclaim.

Culliton graduated from the National Art School with a Diploma in Painting in 1996. Since, her creative output has been extraordinary. With an inexorable passion for her work, she is renowned for her intense scrutiny of a single subject rendered with a great sense of intimacy. Her gaze has ranged from much loved horses, farm animals and farm machinery; to domestic still life subjects of food, plants and curios; to Australian as well as international landscape subjects. Like many artists she draws direct inspiration from her immediate environment and circumstances, approaching her diverse subjects with an intensity that can only come through a strong connection with them.

Culliton is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes and her work is represented in several important public and private art collections. Culliton is represented by The Hughes Gallery, Sydney.

Eye of the Beholder features over 100 works including paintings which will be drawn from public and private collections, showcasing all aspects of the artist’s career.

Media release Lucy Culliton

Recent Media Articles

Bombala Times

John Mcdonald’s review in SMH and blog post

This week in Sydney – Raven

Sunday Brunch with Lucy Culliton

Louise Martin-Chew for Art Guide Australia

Sharne Wolff for ‘the art life’

Gina Fairley on Visual Arts Hub

Timeout Sydney

Sydney Review of Books e-news


Art and Australia

Australia National University


Simone Whetton

The Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday 20 September - Sunday 30 November