Sam Lloyd is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia, where he lives with his two daughters and three cats. He has post-graduate qualifications in fine art from the Victorian College of the Arts and the Cyprus College of Art. His work has been exhibited in Australia and overseas and is held in private and public collections in Australia, Europe, and the US. His prime areas of practice are photography and installation. He is interested in visual experience and the optics of photography. His work explores the nature of historical 'truth', the poignancy of the transience of life, and power relationships including the impacts of colonialism.

 

Sam identifies as an adult survivor of child abuse. Sam uses the Cymraeg (Welsh) spelling of his family name to identify as a descendent of a colonised people.


"Human knowledge is often treated as a ladder; as you climb, your place on the ladder comes to define both the knowledge and your status as a knower. I like to look between the rungs."

Some comments on Sam's work:

"​​Inspiring and thought provoking - I will never look at an angel in the same way."

         Gallery visitor  ('Psychopomp', 2021/2)

 

"What art should be: a slap in the face." 

          Dervis Dervisoglu, online exhibition visitor (artist), UK

          (other HUMANS, 2020)

"Funny and real!"

      Anonymous gallery visitor (art student), Adelaide

          (The Lost Photographs of Socrates Smith, 2019)

"Beautiful."

      Dom deClario, former Director of the Australian Experimental                                     Art Foundation, Adelaide (The Missing Library, 2018)

"The photographs made me cry, the searching is so intense."

      M. B., Architect, website visitor, Virginia, USA (The Articulate Object, 2016)

"​​Every time I see one of Sam's works, something changes inside." 

          Professor Tommy Barlow, Champlain College of Art, USA 

          (Modern Archeology, 2015)

"Stunning work."

      Ben Read, eminent UK art historian and critic (Magic Isle, 2014)

Sam Llwyd in Cyprus, 2014.

Photo by Katherine Lloyd

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Sam Llwyd in 2020.

Photo by Sam Lloyd