Lisa Sewards is an award-winning Melbourne based artist with her work represented in collections throughout Australia. Her work has also been shortlisted for a number of major Acquisitive Awards in Australia and New York.
Sewards has held three major solo exhibitions including her sell out White Parachute exhibition, and has exhibited in over 20 group exhibitions by the direct invitation of Curators including the prestigious Port Jackson Press Print Gallery in Australia. The parachute object is the source for her imagery, continually creating storytelling in the absence of text. Her warehouse studio is filled with suspended vintage parachute canopies that provide constant inspiration. As part of her preparation and practice Sewards extensively researches her subject matter, always searching and probing for unique historical fragments.
Sewards printmaking techniques continually evolve and incorporate traditional intaglio printmaking, etching using photopolymer plates, and also contemporary digital technology.
As Dr. Julie Cotter wrote in her catalogue essay for Seward’s White Parachute exhibition, (subsequently featured in Print Council of Australia’s IMPRINT magazine): “Sewards imbues her work with a poetic stillness that suggests notions of reflection and passiveness.”
Sewards’ father is Italian born and as a result she visits Italy periodically.