Lydia Holmes works in ceramics, print and mixed media. She is based in Lovemore Park, Port Elizabeth.
Lydia grew up in Grahamstown where she attended the Johan Carinus Art Centre. She is inspired by her environment and those who populate it. Her earlier work leans heavily towards conservation issues and the effect industrialisation has on the environment and especially vulnerable species. Her recent work has veered towards the human condition.
Holmes was awarded a Certificate of Merit at the 2002 EPSAC Annual Exhibition. She also received the Ceramics South Africa Award for Excellence at the inaugural exhibition of the Eastern Cape Branch of Ceramics SA as well as at the 2013 regional exhibition. Lydia was the featured ceramic artist in the Argilos magazine in June 2010.
She has taken part in various group exhibitions in Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria.
In 2010 The William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley acquired her work for their permanent ceramic collection. Her work is also held in the Corobrik Collection at the Pretoria Art Museum as well as in many private collections internationally.
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