Cheralyn Lim works with collage, paint and printmaking to explore interactions of colour, shape and texture with an assemblage-based methodology. The result is immersive and tactile imagery reminiscent geological forms.

Recent solo exhibitions include Pairwork (2017) at the Alderman and Paperwork (2015) at BUS Projects. She has participated in group exhibitions such as Weird Snack (2017) at Perfect Splash and Blue miles for the ocean… (2013) at BUS Projects. She has worked collaboratively with artists including painter and sculptor Georgina Glanville, with whom she exhibited at Guild of Objects (2017). She also has an ongoing collaborative practice with printmaker Jaime Powell.

Cheralyn is a member of 5 Press, a group of five artists brought together by an appreciation for handmade books and prints. With 5 Press she has participated in the NGV Art Book Fair in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Sydney Contemporary in 2018, HOB/ART Book Fair in 2018, Artspace’s Volume Art Book Fair 2015 and 2017, and the 6th Artist Books and Multiples Fair in Brisbane in 2017. She was also a board member and administrator of Knight St Art Space, an artist-run space born out of her time at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she studied painting from 2009-2011.


E D U C A T I O N
2017 – present
Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne, Parkville
2011
Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S
2017
Split Rainbow, Melbourne City Library, Melbourne
Pairwork, the Alderman Bar, Brunswick East
2015      
Paperwork, BUS Projects, Collingwood
White Knuckles, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
2014   
Sandhopper, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford
2013   
Workers, Seventh Gallery (Workers Window), Collingwood
Flamingo, The Food Court, Docklands
2012   
Rockpool, Bus Projects, Melbourne
THE BINGE, Knight St Art Space, Footscray
Here Comes the Rain Again, Platform Artists Group (Sample), Melbourne
2010      
We Will Shoot Flaming Flowers, Experimental Art Space, MU Student Union, Parkville
Psychoburbs, Experimental Art Space, MU Student Union, Parkville

C O L L A B O R A T I V E   P R O J E C T S
2017
Paint and Collage with Georgina Glanville, Guild of Objects, North Melbourne
2015
She Drives the Car with Jaime Powell, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray
2014
Howl with Gonzalo Ceballos, Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick
2013             
Forced Collaboration with Max Lawrence White, DUDSPACE, Melbourne
2012            
Riprap with Jaime Powell, Little Woods Gallery, Collingwood

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S
2018
personal experience, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray
2017

Weird Snack, Perfect Splash, Footscray
In Common, Craft Cubed 2017, Guild of Objects, North Melbourne
ONE, Junior Space, Fitzroy
2014
FRUIT as part of Channel G, West Space, Melbourne
Artist's Books (reprised), George Paton Gallery, Parkville
HELLO SUMMER!, Soap Bar Launderette, Carlton
NOW Pop-Up Exhibition, The Ownership Project, Fitzroy
2013            
MINT, Space 32, South Yarra
Blue miles for the ocean, green miles through the palm trees, and yellow miles over sandy stretches,
BUS Projects, Collingwood
Coloured Light Plays, the Alderman Bar, Brunswick East
HOUSEWARMING, Bus Projects, Collingwood

G R A N T S
2014
ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

5  P R E S S
September 2018
Exhibitor (5 Press) at HOB/ART Book Fair, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Exhibitor (5 Press) at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney
March 2018
Exhibitor (5 Press) at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2018, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
July 2017
Exhibitor (5 Press) at abbe 2017, 6th artists' books and multiples fair, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
May 2017
Exhibitor (5 Press) at the MCA Zine Fair 2017
March 2017
Exhibitor (5 Press) at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017, National Gallery of Victoria
November 2016
Exhibitor (5 Press) at Print Space as part of Abbotsford Convent Open Spaces 2016, Abbotsford
May 2016
Exhibitor (5 Press) at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
September 2015
Exhibitor (5 Press) at Volume Art Book Fair, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney

O T H E R
September 2017 – present
Digital Content Producer at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray     
February 2013 – August 2017            
Front of House at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray
September 2015
Curator (Knight St Projects), MACHINES FOR DISAPPEARING, Bus Projects, Melbourne
2013 – 2015
Volunteer at BUS Projects
2011 2013
Volunteer at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen; Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

C O L L E C T I O N S
Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library, The University of Melbourne
Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem

S T O C K I S T S
Junior Space, Fitzroy
Guild of Objects, North Melbourne
The Souvenir Society