Louise Weaver draws on the aesthetics of modern art and design to create sculptures and paintings that reveal the narrative potential of everyday objects, relics and animal forms.
Her diverse practice can be characterized as, experimental, innovative and playful. Since the late 1980’s she has produced installations, sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, multiples, ceramics, glass, photographs, digital and sound work. Ideas such as camouflage, transformation, metamorphosis; the destruction of existing natural habitats and resulting decrease in biodiversity inform her work.
Her work is regularly included in curated exhibitions, most recently: Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990’s, National Gallery of Victoria, 2017, Sugar Spin: You, Me and Everything, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, (2016 – 2017), Soft Core, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (touring nationally 2016 – 2019), Colourwheel, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2015-2016), Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Korea (2015).
Louise Weaver has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, residencies, and grants; including the Australia Council Visual Arts Board, New York Studio Residency USA (2009), Australian Print Workshop Venice Studio Residency, Italy (2007), Colin and Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award NGV (2003), Australian Print Workshop, Collie Print Trust Inaugural Fellowship (2003), Australia Council Visual Arts/Craft Fund Grant (1998), Arts 21 International Export and Touring Program Grant, Arts Victoria (1999), In 2006 she was commissioned to create a sculpture, cover design, and limited edition multiple for Art & Australia magazine (now ArtAnd).
Her work is held in significant collections including; The British Museum, London, United Kingdom, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Monash University Collection, Melbourne, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.