Tony Lloyd finds his inspiration in the cinematography of Film Noir and Science Fiction. His cool and enigmatic landscapes depict moments in time that seem to have been taken from a wider narrative. Lloyd’s mountainscapes and highways reveal traces of human activity but are always unpopulated; in each scene the viewer becomes the protagonist and brings their own story to the picture.
Driving at night, you can lose track of time. The horizon is only as far as your headlights’ reach. The outlook is short range. The centre line draws you into the darkness and pretty soon you’re in another zone; the flow state of a continuous present. Time just goes.... Mountains have a trajectory as well. Their stillness is an illusion, they swell and crash like waves. 500 million years of flux have brought them to this frozen moment. They have all the time in the world.
– Tony Lloyd
Tony Lloyd has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally for over twenty years. He was winner of the 2014 Belle Arti Art prize and the 2012 John Leslie prize for Landscape. In 2014 Lloyd was awarded highly commended in the Sir John Sulman prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. He received the RMIT Post Graduate Award and has undertaken residencies at the British School at Rome, Canvas International Art in Amsterdam and 24Hour Art, Beijing. Lloyd is represented in the collections of Artbank, BHP Billiton, City of Whitehorse, Gippsland Art Gallery, Macquarie Bank, RMIT Gallery and the State Library of Victoria.