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Title
Still Life

Location
In storage

Media
Ceramic

Credit
Co-winner Calleen Award 2003

Accession number
CAL2003 -1

Excerpt from The Calleen Collection by Peter Haynes (2019)

Liubov Seidl was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and came to Australia (Sydney) in 1968. There is little information on the artist but she was a practising artist (painting and sculpture) before she came to Australia. Her interest in ceramics appears to have arisen in Sydney where she also continued to work as a sculptor. In 2007 she won an award at the Sculptors’ Society annual exhibition and also an award in the Hunter’s Hill Art Prize in the same year. She also exhibited with the Sculptors’ Society in 2008. Most recently she exhibited a ceramic piece in the 2018 Royal Agricultural Society’s Arts and Crafts Section at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. She lives and works in Sydney.

Seidl’s work Still Life consists of 3 dry glaze ceramic bottles. Each has a monochrome palette, minimally decorated with straight and angled vertical lines. The forms are simple with full bodies surmounted by long, narrow cylindrical necks. Her style owes much to her European heritage and particularly to the period post WWII. There is an understated elegance in this group related to their declarative simplicity and quasi-industrial appearance.