Pamela Irving has worked as a full time artist for over 30 years. Her sense of humour, love of irony and respect for storytelling are apparent in her varied body of work – from etchings and paintings to large-scale mosaic installations.
Pamela is best known for Larry La Trobe, her bronze dog sculpture, situated in Melbourne, Australia. Larry – her dog-formed alter-ego – has been Irving’s faithful companion throughout her long successful career. Pamela’s art has infiltrated many other public spaces around Melbourne, including her enormous mosaic reverie at Luna Park, titled ‘Dreaming with Open Eyes’.
From antipodean Australia, Irving has developed an international reputation as a mosaic artist. She has presented her work at numerous International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists (AIMC) conferences. In 2009, Pamela was invited to undertake a mosaic project in Russia, Bars Studio. Furthermore, in 2013, her work was shown in the ‘Bibliomosaico’ exhibition in Ravenna, Italy.
Pamela’s works are represented in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including that of the City of Melbourne, Museum Victoria, Art Bank and numerous regional galleries.
Pamela has travelled the world extensively, both for work and pleasure. These experiences are reflected in her evolving body of quirky, playful and thought-provoking works.
Pamela Irving has a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne.Back