Linda Pickering

Linda Pickering's recent works are part of an ongoing exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of within the context of abstraction. She is interested in how a single decision can lead a work on a path going in one direction, leaving others undiscovered. Pickering explores the idea of alternative outcomes by using the same set of parameters for the first and each subsequent painting, such as a restricted colour palette and simple organic and geometric shapes. By prioritising intuition over structured planning, the works are allowed to develop organically, each work responding to its predecessor. This painting is therefore one variation of many possible outcomes.

Living in the city and walking through it every day is a mixture of chaos and calm, but there is no shortage of inspiration. Pickering loves the sharp geometry of modern buildings, the ornate details on older structures and the soft organic shapes of city green areas. Colour and pattern in random objects and what people are wearing, catch the artist's eye and will find their way into her work. Painting is a way of subconsciously sorting this visual chaos into some sort of meaningful order.

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Exhibitions at Tacit include:

Tangerine & Burgundy


2018 - Construct


Exhibition history:

2024 Re-Imagined, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 Tangerine & Burgundy, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2019 Redux, Red Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Construct, Tacit Art 
Edge, Langford 120, Melbourne
Redux, Tacit Art
2017 Insights, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Cruciforms, Langford 120
2010 Second Thoughts, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
2008 New Paintings, Red Gallery
2006 New Works, Red Gallery
2003 New Works, Red Gallery
2002 Consecutive Thoughts, Red Gallery

2023 Bound Pigment: Celebrating Paint, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Art
SUBSTRATE 22, Tacit Art
2021 Of Colour & Light, Westend Artspace, Melbourne
2020 20[2020], Tacit Art
Of Colour and Light, Westend Art Space
A peripatetic view, Langford 120, Melbourne
St Kevin's College Art Show, Melbourne
AbstractionTwentyEighteen, Langford 120
2010 Black and White (shades of grey), Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne
2009 The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
Belle Arti Award, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne