Lyndal Irons is a Sydney-based photographer and writer focused on local reportage interested in seeking out parts of Australian society that are familiar, accessible, yet not often closely encountered. By recording social histories and building legacies using photographs and words, her work encourages curiosity and a deeper connection to daily environment.
Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the State Library of New South Wales, the Australian Centre for Photography, and as part of the Elizabeth Street Gallery (2014), the Sydney Life Photographic Competition (2011, 2012), the National Portrait Prize (2017), the Bowness Prize at the Monash Gallery of Art (2015) and Tweed Regional Gallery for the Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture (2015) and was the recipient of the 2015 Pool Grant.
2018 - Finalist, National Portrait Prize 2018, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra March-June 17, 2018
2018 - Joined Lumina Collective June 2017. Launch exhibition Black Eye Gallery June 6-18 2017
2017 - Recipient Canon Australia’s Show Us What’s Possible grant
2015 - Coterie, (Group show) Depot and Depot II Galleries, Waterloo. 18-21 May 2015. Curated by Sandy Edwards, Lyndal Irons and Paul McDonald.
2016 - Wimbledon, Landings (group show) at Merry Crisis, Arncliffe, January 31-February 13, 2016.
2015 - Goodbye Oxford Tavern, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy, Victoria October 16-31, 2015 (curated by Jack Sargeant)
2015 - Semi-finalist, 2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize