LOU HUBBARD makes assemblage sculptures, videos, and room-scape installations – sometimes photos and collages.
The horse is a motif that has recurred often in her work that focuses on the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects such as horses and eyeballs are tried and tested, subjected to acts of duress like teetering, submerging and excising. Sometimes domestic furnishings are collapsed into sculptural collages suggesting compression and intimacy.
Hubbard has exhibited since 2000 in solo and group exhibitions across Australia, as well as Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Auckland, Rome, Seoul, Berlin, Manila, Portland (Oregon), Istanbul. Major shows include the Perth International Arts Festival, Making It New Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, NEW 10 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century MUMA, Melbourne NOW, National Gallery of Victoria, Dead Still Standing occupying West Space Melbourne, Neverwhere, Gaia Gallery Istanbul and Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes.
Hubbard is the recipient of Australia Council Residencies at the Cite Internationale des Art in Paris and Barcelona and the international artists’ residency AIR, Antwerp Belgium.
She is currently the Head of Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents Melbourne.