Linda Hughes | Stanley Street Gallery

Linda Hughes

"I develop ideas where a dynamic optical illusion elicits a 3D effect from a flat surface within the clear linearity of stripes. Surface lines arise and subsume back within the shape and the mobility of a pendant, reinforcing the illusion of 3D. The stripe is a device of agitation, unfailingly capturing attention. Stripes are the small nervous strokes of the brush within a composition – a restlessness where the surface is never still.

For me, the interplay of line, stripe and form builds a narrative which parallels the historical use of stripe motifs in Renaissance painting. The use of the stripe to allude to theatres beyond the canvas incites the design language within my work. My jewellery seeks to take the dramas and comedies of the world about me and cast them anew in the personal space of body adornment."


Available Work


Lives and works in Melbourne and has a BA, Fine Art (Honours) an MA, and recently completed a PhD in Fine Art at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Linda has work in public collections including: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France, Toowoomba Art Gallery, Qld., Aust. and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Solo exhibitions in Australia and Germany as well as group exhibitions in France, Italy, Holland and USA.

Linda Hughes Artist Statement and CV- December 2018 (PDF)