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Nettie Lodge was born in Nowra, NSW, Australia. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art at John Curtain University, WA. She did a Post Graduate in painting at the Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada for which she was awarded an Overseas Study Grant from the West Australian Arts Council.
She exhibits regularly at the Soho Galleries in Sydney where she has held numerous solo shows since 1995. Her most recent solo exhibition was in November 2015, entitled 53 DEGREES SOUTH, based on a recent voyage to the Sub Antarctic Islands.
For the past 15 years she has been writing and illustrating children’s books. In 2005, her children’s picture book BIRD, published by ABC Books won a NOTABLE BOOK MERIT at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.
Her most recent children’s book is entitled KINDY KITCHEN, written by Jessica Rossman, which she has illustrated, published by Harper Collins. In November 2015.
For the past 15 years she has worked in Sydney as a freelance illustrator and a part time lecturer at the Billy Blue College of Visual Communication, Torrens University.
Her ongoing project is the production of an exhibition based on her interpretation of the poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER which will incorporate paintings, 3D narrative sculpture and the published picture book and illustrations, to be exhibited at the Manly Art Gallery, Sydney in December 2017.
This work shows examples from recent exhibitions based on my experiences on an expedition in 2015 to the Sub Antarctic islands (Auckland Islands, Campbell Islands and The Snares) and illustrations for the poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which I have been illustrating for some years. I have been passionately obsessed with this poem for many years because of its visual metaphors, adventure and extravagance. I am illustrating it as an adult picture book.
My work is largely narrative using symbols such as fish and birds and boats to convey the stories. I live and work on a small island in a waterway north of Sydney and feel very connected to the the sea, both above and below. Where I live it is crucial to our safety and well being to pay attention to it, and so, it has become an integral part of my work.
Oil on canvas 120cm x 65cm. From 53 DEGREES SOUTH exhibition, Soho Galleries, Sydney, 2015, based on expedition to the Sub Antarctic Islands.
Oil on canvas 110cm x 120cm
watercolour on paper 23cm x 23cm This work is from a series chosen for a group exhibition entitled SALTWATER, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney 2015
Oil on canvas, 107cm x 107cm... From exhibition 53 Degrees South, Soho Galleries, Sydney 2015
watercolour on paper 102 cm x 70cm.....This work will be part of my concept exhibition based on the poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER to be exhibited at The Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, December 2017
Watercolour on paper 102cm x 70cm. This work was part of a series in a group concept show, Erambo Artist Centre, Sydney 2014
watercolour on paper A3 Illustration for picture book THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
Watercolour on paper, illustration for the picture book THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
Oil on Canvas 100cm x 80cm from exhibition GHOSTS OF CALEDONIA Soho Galleries 2013 based on time spent in Scoltland
Oil on canvas 100cm x 100cm , from exhibition GHOSTS OF CALEDONIA, Soho Galleries, Sydney 2013, based on time spent in Scotland.
Oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm....from exhibition GHOSTS OF CALEDONIA, Soho Galleries, Sydney 2013, based on time spent in Scotland.
watercolour on paper, 20cm x 20cm from exhibition GHOSTS OF CALEDONIA, Soho Galleries, Sydney, 2013, based on time spent in Scotland.
Oil on canvas, 107cm x 107cm from exhibition 53 DEGREES SOUTH, Soho Galleries, Sydney 2015, based on expedition to the Sub Antarctic Islands
Oil on board 20cm x 20cm from exhibition 53 DEGREES SOUTH, Soho Galleries, Sydney, 2015. Based on expedition to Sub Antarctic Islands.
Oil on Canvas, 107cm x 107cm, painting based on the area where I live.
Oil on Canvas. 76cm x 96cm Painting based on time spent in Mexico