Lesley Munro is an Australian artist based in White Gum Valley, Fremantle, in Western Australia. Responses to light, landscape and place are consistent themes in her practice which over 40 years has manifested in many different forms. Early modernist emphasis in painting and printmaking led her gradually to abstraction, and to more recent investigations into experimental processes and the nature of image making, particularly in response to the urban-industrial or night landscape. Finding beauty and expressive potential in ordinary and everyday objects has lead her current practice to utilize a broad range of traditional and contemporary media, including discarded or sourced industrial and building remnants. These often result in abstract forms that reflect the subjective nature of her practice, together with the sometimes unexpected outcomes of decision making – that may be orderly or frenetic, disciplined, or wilful. Some are seen as metaphors for human experience and vulnerability – as expressions of conversation and memory, loss, redemption or solace.
Munro’s work is held in many national collections including Artbank, the National Securities Commission, Rio Tinto, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Cities of Vincent, Fremantle and Melville, the University of Western Australia and the Horn Collection.
Munro has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Minnawarra Art Prize, the City of Vincent and most recently the Cossack Art Prize in 2013. In 2008 she was a finalist in the Fleurieu Biennial Exhibition and in 2011 was included in the Blake Prize Directors Cut online exhibition.
Other exhibitions by the same artist (by year)