Lyn Pool: NEST

Linden New Art presents Nest, an exhibition of new work by St. Kilda-based artist Lyn Pool. Presenting a series of collages combining photographs of nests with found strips of text, Nest sees Pool craftily harness the figure of the nest as a means of addressing the ongoing ecological crisis. Nest opens Thursday 8 September, and will run until Sunday 9 October in the Linden Projects Space.

Art Exhibition currently on at Zilla & Brook in Australia.
From Thursday 08 September 2022 to Sunday 09 October 2022

Lyn Pool, 'Climate change is not a dirty word image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 24 August 2022.
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As a symbol, the nest harbours dual associations. Nests are delicate, carrying with it the threat of instability. At the same time however, nests are hopeful, promising fertility and regeneration. For Pool, it is this complexity that makxes the nest an ideal emblem for connecting present concerns with an optimistic future. Against photographs of animals, flora, domestic scenes and human-made constructions, Pool assembles nests carefully woven from ribbons of shredded paper from books, magazines, atlases, dictionaries and articles related to issues facing the Australian environment.

Lyn Pool is a mid-career artist based in Melbourne practicing across photography and collage. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Prahran Collage in 1991, Pool’s work has been exhibited extensively across both Australia and overseas. Her solo exhibitions include Housebound (2004), a visual diary of motherhood told through abstract architectural interiors; Turning 5 (2006), a memory portal into childhood milestones; The Sands of Windee (2017), an exposé into the Australian landscape through the lens of a fictitious Indigenous police detective; and Tessellated Pavements (2014), a statement on colonial intervention and Pool’s first creative exploration with collage.


Linden Projects Space
Bunurong, Boon Wurrung Country
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182