Lynne Bechervaise – Biography





Artist statement.   

Story Boat Series

Lynne has been developing her sculpted boats, peopled with figures, birds, fish,  animals & plant forms. They are informed by her experiences with indigenous people, her studies,  inner journey & dreams.

Each vessel is unique. They are stylized & archetypal & representative of rites of passage. Her work also shows our connection to “All our Relations” the wingeds, 4 leggeds, swimmers & all growing things.

These experiences & connection to all living beings has also permeated her sculptures of figures, creatures, & her printmaking.

Works currently on show at Birds Gallery. Kew & Oakhill Gallery, Mornington




Swinburne University. 4 year F/T Diploma of Art.

Completed by 1 year employment as illustrator with Channel 0.

Trained Technical Certificate. Art.

Drawing workshops & intensives at Monash University Caulfield with Geoff Dupree & Adelaide Central School of Art with Graham Nickson. Dean New York Studio School.

Drawing workshops with Yvonne Audette &  Marco Lucio.

In recent times a focus on pastel painting, ceramic sculpture & printmaking.



In the intervening years Lynne married, raised two sons, rebuilt home after Ash Wednesday bushfires. Studied & worked in teaching, nursing, community health, palliative care, counselling, art & expressive therapies, sandtray & symbol work.

Later years have allowed for experiences journeying with & learning from Indigenous cultures.

These experiences are reflected in her creativity



.  “Fireworks” Birds Gallery. Sept. 2012.

.  Small works on display at Oakhill gallery. Mornington. 2012.

.  Art Red Hill.  May 2012

.  Vere.  Accessible Contemporary Sculpture. May to July. 2012

.   Whitehorse Art Space. June & July 2012

.   Printmaking Award Exhibition. Oak Hill Gallery. Mornington. April 2012

.  Donation of sculpture to Gala Event fundraiser for Oak Hill Gallery. March 2012

. “Of the Walls”  Oak Hill Gallery,  Mornington. Nov. 2011

.  Stonehouse Gallery. Warrandyte. Oct. 2011

. ”Neptune’s Garden“. Studio @ Flinders Gallery. Sept. 2011

.  Melbourne Affordable Art Fair. May 2011

. ”Clay in Motion”. Birds Gallery. May 2011

.  Rivers Edge Gallery, Lorne. Dec. 2010

.  Whitehorse Gallery Space. Aug. 2010

.  Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. March 2010

.  Clay In Motion. Bulleen Art & Garden. Nov. 2009

.  Box Hill. Community Arts Exhibition. Aug. 2009

Vessel purchased by City of Whitehorse for permanent Public Display.

. ”Vessel” Exhibition. Birds Gallery. April 2009.

.  Finalist in “She who Discovers”. Walker Street, Gallery. March 2009.

.  Birds Gallery, Kew. 2008, 2007, 2006

.  Melbourne Art Fair,  2007.

. ”Reflections”. Burrinja Gallery 2005.

.  Melbourne Art Fair 2005.

.  RSPCA Art Exhibition. Glen Eira Gallery 2005

. Emerald Art Society 2006, 2005, 2004 Highly Commended.

. ”A Colourful Pilgrimage”.2004,

.  Studio 32, 2004, 2003, 2002

.  Birds Gallery Kew. “White”

. “Thirst” Burrinja Gallery 2004.

.  Friends Gallery, Malvern 2000.



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