Lindy McSwan


Lindy’s practice focuses on the vessel, and how surface texture can evoke a sense of place. Having travel extensively in the remote regions of Australia, she has developed a personal and unique interpretation of the aesthetics of these environments. Lindy expresses notions of the sublime in these remote places, where harsh extremes in weather sculpt the landscape. Her work reflects on both the wider panorama of the landscape and close observation of its surface and detail.


Lindy McSwan completed a Masters of Arts (Fine Art) Honours, in Object Based Practice – Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University. Her solo exhibitions include Window to a Distant Landscape, Northcity4, Melbourne and Five Horizons, Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne. She has been involved in numerous group exhibitions across Australia, as well as in Japan and the Netherlands.  She received the Director’s Choice Award at the Victorian Craft Awards in 2015 and her work is in the Bluestone Collection, Melbourne and the W.E. McMillan Collection, RMIT.


Fragment vessel, 2016, heat coloured mild steel

More work by Lindy McSwan

Fragment by Lindy McSwan Fragment , 2016, heat coloured mild steel ,
Fragment vessels by Lindy McSwan Fragment vessels , 2016, heat coloured mild steel ,
Three vessels by Lindy McSwan Three vessels , 2017, heat coloured mild steel, enamel ,
Fragment  by Lindy McSwan Fragment , 2016, heat coloured mild steel ,
Quiet by new moon by Lindy McSwan Quiet by new moon , 2016, heat coloured mild steel ,
Horizon lines  by Lindy McSwan Horizon lines , 2018, heat coloured mild steel, sand ,
3 vessels by Lindy McSwan 3 vessels , 2019, heat coloured mild steel, enamel ,


5×7: early career Australian makers

April 19 - May 14, 2016

We are proud to present new work by five up and coming artists from Melbourne and Canberra: Zoe Brand, Annie Gobel, Marcos Guzman, Inari Kiuru and Lindy McSwan.

HOLD: Exploring the Contemporary Vessel

April 18 - May 27, 2017

A survey of contemporary vessels by Australian and international makers, curated by Natasha Sutila.