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is a Tauranga based creative practitioner and part time academic staff member at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, teaching on the Bach. Creative Industries degree.
Her art practice ranges from printmaking, drawing, assemblage and painting, all of which have featured in solo and group shows around New Zealand. Her work is held in public and private collections.
She works in the space between drawing and painting, dry-brush and wax pencil works on canvas evoking memories of blackboards or schoolhouse slates. A mostly monochrome palette is indicative of her style - where colour is used it is subtle and sparse.
Lynette’s recurrent themes investigate our innate humaness - appropriating existing imagery and re-placing it in awkward, misplaced and reimagined worlds. There is an underlying sense of nostalgia and tension between past and present where space, time and identity are separated.
Lynette works from her studio in Te Puna, where works can be viewed by appointment.
I am what I play (2018).
The concepts in this body of work investigate the hierarchies constructed on the playground. The intricate rules connected to our childhood games are mirrored as we become ‘the grown-ups’.
“Who’s it?!" Who decides which child becomes the goody or the baddie? The small battles we entered into on the school field are repackaged back to when all we wanted was to be older - after all, the grown ups got to do all of the cool stuff, and seemed to have no rules to follow.
Little rituals (2017).
This work is part of a series that investigates the rituals surrounding play. The hierarchies, rules and intricacies constructed on the playground are unpicked and re-imagined, sometimes sitting uncomfortably alongside the learned behavior passed from our parents.
The persistence of tradition (2016).
The concepts in this body of work surround the ideologies of cultural objects and their association with memory and identity. Recognizable iconography is reinterpreted, and explores the notions of ‘handed down’ family artefacts and their continuing importance in our histories
Lynette Mary Fisher. Bach. Creative Industries ( b. 1971- )
is a multi-disciplinary artist from Tauranga, New Zealand.
Academic Staff member, Bach. Creative Industries Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology 2018 - Current
Creative Development co-ordinator, The Incubator Creative Hub, Tauranga 2018 - 2020
Manager Gallery 59, 9th Avenue Tauranga 2011-2014
Rotorua Museum Art Award. MERIT. 'Me Too (2019)' acquired and held in the Rotorua Museum public collection.
La Petit Mort. Selected group show. Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
111 Group Show. The People's Gallery - toi ka rere, Tauranga
110 Group show. The People's Gallery - toi ka rere, Tauranga
IAMWHATIPLAY Solo exhibition. The Incubator Gallery, Tauranga
Venetta Miles Art Awards. Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga. Ethel MacMillan Award - WINNER 'My Friend Awhina' (1980)
Whakaranu (Mix) Toi Ohomai Staff exhibition. Group show. Zeus Gallery, Tauranga.
All In 3. Selected group show. Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville.
Antimatter 18. Group show. The People's Gallery - toi ka rere, Tauranga
Top woman graduate. Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Pivot Year 3 BCI graduate exhibition. Group show. Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga.
Tightrope contemporary drawing exhibition. Group show. BSA Gallery, Auckland
All In 2. Selected group show. Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
First Impressions III print awards. Mairangi Bay Arts Centre, Auckland - FINALIST
Parkin Drawing Prize. NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington - FINALIST
Rotorua Museum Art Award. Howard Morrison Events Centre, Rotorua - FINALIST
Mix. Group show. Toi Ohomai, Windemere Campus, Tauranga.
Use the Ugly. Group show. Creative Bay of Plenty, Tauranga.
The House of Cards. Group show. The Incubator Gallery, Tauranga.
Foot Traffic. Tauranga CBD installation, Tauranga Arts Festival.
New Works - New Walls. Group show. Zeus Gallery, Tauranga.
Blink. Pushinguppixels collective group show. Blur eyecare, Tauranga.
It's not the size that counts. Group show. Zeus Gallery, Tauranga.
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - FINALIST
The Midnight Circus. Group show. Gallery 59, Tauranga.
Group show. The Artists Room Fine Art Gallery, Dunedin.
Local Talent. Group show. Zeus Gallery, Tauranga.
Venetta Miles Art Awards. Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga - FINALIST
Venetta Miles Art Awards. Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga - Emerging Artist - WINNER
There's a paintbrush in my pinot. Debbie Tipuna, Lynette Fisher. Fisher Brown Gallery, Tauranga
Adam Portrait Award. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington - FINALIST
There's a paintbrush in my tiara. Debbie Tipuna, Lynette Fisher. Harrisons Gallery, Tauranga
Little Rituals – ISBN 9780473418939
The People’s Gallery : toi ka rere handbook – ISBN 9780473433154
The Persistence of Tradition – (PDF) ISBN 9780473401207
La Petit Mort - ISBN 9780473501105
The Dear Boobs Project - Book frontispiece design
Tauranga Zinefest - co-developer
Grim Tales - contributing illustrator