Working in Sydney, on Gadigal land, artist Inga Dalrymple relies on the formalist elements of colour, line and composition to create layered surfaces, her goal being to capture fleeting impressions and memories. Music, poetry, and unusual words also inform her work, anything that evokes a memory, or a sensation provides a reason to paint. While subject matter comes mainly from interiors and landscape, much of Inga’s work reflects inner dialogue, a conversation with the materiality of paint, what it can do, how it can be extended or pushed to say something surprising.

“Collecting observations is always my starting point – the way a shadow falls along a wall, the fleeting shape of a tree viewed from a moving car, the colour combination of random objects sitting on a dusty shelf,” explains Inga.

Using a mix of acrylic and oil paints to reference landscapes and interior spaces, Inga says her main focus is on colour and the materiality of paint: “I love how paint and its application can surprise me. I also love the puzzle of composition and the questions that come from a dialogue between me, the materials and the surface.”

Inga has participated in multiple national and international exhibitions. She is represented by OTOMYS in Melbourne and Amelie, Maison d’Art in Paris.

1997 Diploma of Fine Arts – National Art School

2024 Ways into Abstraction, building your visual language - Penn Studio School of Art (online workshop)

Solo shows
2010 Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney
2011 ‘Fall Into Place’ A-M Gallery, Sydney

Australian group shows
2024 ‘Radiant Field’, CBD Gallery, Sydney
2024 ‘Incognito Art Show’ Sydney
2023 ‘The Land of Wonder, Otomys, Melbourne
2023 ‘Drawing Marathon’, Hill End Arts Council, Hill End
2023 ‘Incognito Art Show’ Sydney
2022 ‘Incognito Art Show’, Sydney
2012 ‘Taking Stock’ A-M Gallery, Sydney
2011 ‘Exchange’ Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, QLD
2009 Small Works 09, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Scarborough School Art Show
1997 First at First (student run gallery)
1997 Graduate Show (National Art School)

International group shows
2024 ‘Four Hands’ Amelie Maison d’Art, Paris
2011‘Done Paint Done’ Drawers Gallery, London
2012 ‘Painters Embassy’ Appels Gallery, Amsterdam
2012 ‘All Together Now’ The Coin Locker, Brooklyn, New York
2015 ‘Four Loko’ Curated by Julie Torres, Proto Gallery, New Jersey, New York
2015 ‘Usual Suspects’ Curated by Sabine Tress, Wright Gallery, Northport, USA

Prize finalist
2023 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
2023 the Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche, Paddington
2023 Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Culture Centre, Hornsby
2009 Waverley Art Prize, Bondi
2010 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman