About


Lucy Tolan (she/her) is a queer ceramics artist based in Naarm. Having completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2018, she utilises a combination of pinch and slab-building techniques to negotiate concerns of tension and harmony within her pieces.

Through bold juxtaposition of form, colour and texture, Tolan’s work catalyses the generative power of aesthetic contradiction. Her style draws from diverse sources of inspiration - including modernist architecture, textiles and the natural world – to produce romantic encounters between fragility and boldness within each creation.

Tolan’s work has been exhibited by galleries such as Craft Victoria and Modern Times. She has been featured in The Design Files, and was chosen as one of Craft Victoria’s 2020 Virtual Makers in Residence. In 2021, she was selected as a finalist for the ‘Handcrafted’ Prize in the Design Files + Laminex Awards.
Exhibitions


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Education
2015–2018
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics)—RMIT University



Exhibitions
2022
  • It’s not just blue—Craft Victoria, Melbourne
  • A Gentle Unwinding—Modern Times, Fitzroy
  • Vivid Nostalgia—Modern Times, Fitzroy
2021
  • HB Archive Pop Up—Subject Studio, Brunswick East
  • Radiant Dreams—Modern Times, Fitzroy
  • ROADMAP - State of Disaster—Kensington
  • The Corner Suite—No Order Market, Melbourne
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors—Red Gallery, Fitzroy North
2020
  • Talismans, Rafts, Mementos—Modern Times, Fitzroy
  • Craft Victoria Poster Gallery—Melbourne Streets
  • Seams—Craft Victoria Vitrine Gallery, Melbourne
  • Potters in Protest (Fundraiser for Australian Conservation Foundation)—Piccolina Gelateria, Collingwood
  • Kindled Spirits (Fire Relief)—Clifton Hill
2018
  • RMIT Fine Art Graduate Exhibition—RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Resting Place—First Site Gallery, Melbourne
  • Figuration—27–29 Johnston Street, Collingwood
2017
  • Around The Table Exhibition—Assembly Point, Melbourne
  • Hybrid Practice: Playground Exhibition—RMIT University, Melbourne
2016
  • MOBJECTS Exhibition—RMIT University, Melbourne



Roles
2018
  • Vice-President of the RMIT Ceramics Club



Awards
2021
  • The Design Files + Laminex Awards—Handcrafted Finalist
2015
  • Top Arts Shortlist—Studio Art
  • Top Arts Shortlist—Art



Residencies
2020
  • Virtual Makers in Residence—Craft Victoria, Melbourne
Stockists


Modern Times
311 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
moderntimes.com.au
Craft Victoria
Watson Place
Melbourne VIC 3000
craft.org.au
Boom Gallery
11 Rutland Street
Newtown VIC 3220
boomgallery.com.au
SUKU Home
128 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
sukuhome.com
Jardan, Melbourne
522 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121
jardan.com.au
Jardan, Sydney
42 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021
jardan.com.au
Jardan, Brisbane
16A/23 James Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
jardan.com.au
Jardan, Perth
488 Stirling Highway
Peppermint Grove WA 6011
jardan.com.au
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