Lucy Foster


/ Bio

Driven by a profound engagement with photography, the nature of my practice touches on topics of presence and absence within time. Amidst an age of excess and instability, the ground beneath my questioning is prompted by an anxiety for the future, and how photography’s declining physicality and advancing technologies continually influence our concept of ‘time.’ My treatment of images gives form to chance through the use of found materials, analogue techniques and darkroom experiments. I am interested in the viewing experience and the interruption of physical space/tangibility of time. I also use projection, text and installation to bring focus to the present, while the inherent nature of a photograph remains solidified in the past.

Currently residing in Melbourne.



‘Medium Rare’ Abbotsford Shop Front, Abbotsford (Curator & Artist)
‘crossed hair’ Testing Grounds, Southbank (solo)
‘Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Salon’ Deakin Prize Winner of ‘most subtle & sophisticated use of the medium’


‘The Confessional’ Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne CBD
‘six o’clock swill’ Union Hotel, Fitzroy (Curator & Artist)
‘Exposure’ ACU Gallery, Fitzroy
‘Debut’ Blindside Gallery, Nicholas building - curated by Kiron Robinson
‘threading water’ Yoga 37 studio, Collingwood (Solo)  curated by Flavia Dent


Graduate Show - Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Southbank 
‘doublevision’ with Kenneth Suico - George Paton Gallery, Melbourne 
‘Majlis Travelling Scholarship’ Finalist - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
‘Good Grief’ - VCA Student Gallery, (Curator & exhibiting artist) Melbourne 
'Sundy Art Sale' - Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy (Curator)


'more or less' - Solo exhibition - The Běhal Fejér Institute, Prague 6, Czech Republic
'Don't drink the milk' - VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne 2014 
Offset Journal 14 Exhibition & Publication, Victoria University 
'Make a Fake' - George Paton Gallery, Melbourne 
Black Cat, Fitzroy - Solo exhibition, Fitzroy 


PIC Exhibition - Glen Eira Gallery, Glen Eira
'Fragments' - Brunswick St Gallery 
'Lick My Negatives' - Union Club Shops, Fitzroy (Curator & exhibiting artist) 


2018 - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) - Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne)
2016Bachelor of Fine Arts - Victorian College of the Arts 
2013 - Diploma in Photo Imaging - Photographic Imaging College (PIC) 
2006 - Diploma in Graphic Arts - Bendigo Regional Institute of Tafe (BRIT)