Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Photography
Lou Hubbard’s research practice focuses on 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.
Since 2000 Hubbard’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia and in Italy, Greece, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Scotland. In 2008 The Perth International Arts Festival screened 3 major video works Hackwork, Turtle, Deportment. In 2009 a survey of her work was exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney in the biennial Focus on Contemporary Art. A major sculptural work was exhibited in NEW 010 at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2004 Hubbard received an Australia Council Residency at the Cite Internationale des Art in Paris. Her work is in The MCA Collection and University of Southern Queensland.