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Prudence Flint, Artist Case Study

Prudence Flint, Artist Case Study

Prudence Flint > Biography

Prudence Flint is a Melbourne based artist who exhibited at Linden New Art throughout the 1990s in the exhibitions, Between A and Q (1990) Lineage (1994), and Studio (1996). She was also the recipient of a studio residency at Linden 1992-94. Since then, Prudence has gone on to win the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2004), and the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2010) has exhibited in major state and regional Australian galleries and is a forth time finalist in the Archibald Prize (2016). Prudence is renowned for her paintings of women in psychologically charged interiors, surrounded by blocks of solid colour. Prudence is represented by Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney as well as Bett Gallery in Hobart. Find out more about Prudence Flint > HERE


Prudence Flint > Case Study

I participated in the first postcard exhibition in 1992 and several since then. I graduated from Victorian College of the Arts with my Bachelor Arts (1989) and then participated in many group exhibitions, Between A and Q (1990) Lineage (1994), and Studio (1996). Looking back this was formative time and it was crucial that my work was given that platform to exhibit at that early stage. Between 1992 and 1994 I had studio residency in one of the small upstairs studios. It was the first period out of art school and I formed the habit of working everyday in that studio. I was also invited to participate in Linden’s selection committees, which was an education in the workings of exhibiting work. I appreciated the historical ambience of the building and the lush surrounds and most importantly being around other artists and the reverent cultural space that Linden provided. The most profound influence Linden has played in my painting life was between 1999 to 2004 when I facilitated a life drawing and painting class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Art Studio. Working from life with a model had important impact on my work and other artists who attended the class. There was a group of local artists who would regularly come to the class and relationships formed that still hold now.

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