Lou Hubbard is fascinated with the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Basic materials of domestic and institutional utility are tried and tested – subjected to acts of duress and then shaped into formal relationships. Sometimes these operations are captured on camera; sometimes the actions become sculptural assemblages that are fitted and measured and precariously balanced.
Lou Hubbard originally began her career in film and television, where she worked as a writer, director and producer of documentaries, drama and experimental works for the Australian Film Commission, Film Victoria, SBS and the ABC. Hubbard has been exhibiting since 2000 in Australia as well as Hong Kong, Scotland, New Zealand, Malaysia, Italy and Korea. In 2004 she was awarded an Australian Council Studio Residency at the Paris Cite des Internationale Art. In 2010 she was awarded an Australia Council Studio in Barcelona which she will take up in April 2012.
Lou Hubbard is also Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Photography Studio in the School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty VCAM University of Melbourne.
Image: Dead Still, 2010.
© All images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Sarah Scout Melbourne