Curriculum vitae of Lincoln Austin

Australian Artist Lincoln Austin investigates the blurred boundaries between Ideal and physical realities.Through geometry, pattern, systems and repetition Lincoln Austin engages with the formality of mathematics, the poetic of metaphor and the potential of material.Austin's works range in scale and process markedly; from mammoth public art projects through to delicate, intricate constructions.

Biography

1974
Born Stirling, South Australia
Current
Lives and works Ipswich, Queensland

Studies

1997-99
Diploma of Arts (Theatre Design), Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
1993-94
Certificate in Applied and Visual Arts, Onkaparinga Institute, Adelaide

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Behind the lines, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2011
Wayward, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Substance, BMG Art, Adelaide
2010
Always, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
Field of Vision: Recent Work by Lincoln Austin,
Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland
Made to Measure, Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland
2009
As Far as I Can See, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Field of Vision, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2008
Insideout, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2007
Still Moving, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2005
Relating the Matter, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Words Fail Me, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2004
Space Invaders and Time Machines, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2003
Two, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2002
Which Way Up?, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
1999
Breakfast for Forty: Jewellery, Sculpture, Painting, Chief Street Studio, Adelaide

Group Exhibitions

2013
Drawing a line, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Collectorama, Queensland Museum, Brisbane
The Imperceptible something, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
10 years of things, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
2012
Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
15 Artists, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Queensland
openclosed, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Melbourne
Spare Parts 2012, the rag Factory, London, England
Shakin' - the contemporary kinetic aesthetic, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
Selected works - new acquisitions from the QUT art collection, QUT art Museum, Brisbane
2011
Enlightenment, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Art on James, various James Street Retailers, Brisbane
Recent Acquisitions, Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland
Artist Artists, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, Victoria
New 2010: selected recent acquisitions - UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
2010
Notfair 2010, Melbourne
2009
Spin, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Volume II, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
New: Selected recent acquisitions 2008-2009, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2008
The Great Divide, Artisan, Brisbane
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2008, Woollahra Council Chambers, Sydney
Renault New Generation Art, Art Brisbane, Brisbane
2007
20 Artists 20 Years, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
Arc: Art, Design & Craft Biennial, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2006
Artworkers Award: finalist exhibition, Artworkers Alliance/Raw Space Galleries, Brisbane
2005
Crates on Wheels, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland, travelling to regional Queensland schools
2004-05
Avalon: Artists in Residence, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
2004
The Unusual Suspects II, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2004
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
Space Invaders: Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland
2003
The Unusual Suspects, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
The Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane
2000
Stained Glass Window Design Competition, St John's Cathedral, Brisbane
1999
Expressions of Interest, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
1996
Nudes and Music, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide
1995
East and West, Adelaide
Artery Party, Carclew Youth Art Centre, Adelaide
1992
Miss Glady Sim Chun, Adelaide

Prizes and Grants

2012
First Prize, 15 Artists acquisitive prize, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland
First Prize, Art and Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects (QLD Chapter) with Ferrier Baudet Architects
2010
Jump Mentor Program, Youth Arts Queensland, mentoring Queensland artist Jasmin Coleman
2009
Regional Artist in Residence, Judith Wright Centre/IMA, Brisbane
2004
First Prize-Sculpture Section, Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award, Toowoomba Regional Gallery Queensland

Commission

2014
Glimmer, Sheraton Four Points, Brisbane, Noel Robinson Architects/Felicity Hotels
2013
Habena, St. Leo's Catholic Men's College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Ferrier Baudet Architects
Abrakadabra, Prince Charles Hospital Chermside, Brisbane, QLD Health/Silver Thomas Hanley Health Architecture
2012
Queensland Medal 2012, Queensland Musuem, Brisbane
6 deg of separation, Queenslanmd Museum, Brisbane
2011
Ebb & Flow (extension), Brisbane, Brisbane City Council
2010
Ebb & Flow, Go Between Bridge, Milton,
Bisbane City Council/Hale Street Link Alliance
2009
Once, Again, Santos Place, Northbridge, 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane, Donovan Hill/Neilson Properties
Epificus, Morrisey Street Bridge, Woolloongabba, North-South Bypass Tunnel, EDAW/Brisbane City Council
Openended, Ipswich Magistrates Court, Ipswich, Cox Rayner/Ipswich City Council
2007
Spun, Southbank Institute of Technology, Ernest Street, South Brisbane, Cox Rayner Architects/John Holland Group
2006
When the Stars Come Out, Festival Towers, Brisbane, Cox Rayner Architects/Devine Limited
2005
Where were we?, Casino Towers, Brisbane, Cox Rayner Architects/Devine Limited
2003
Christmas decorations, Gallery Store, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Christmas decorations, Stelios Papas, Brisbane
2002
Christmas decorations, Gallery Store, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Kinetic Christmas decorations, Stelios Papas, Brisbane
2001
Christmas decorations, Stelios Papas, Brisbane
1999
1:50 Venue models, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
1998
1:43 Drive-in cinema model, Holden Exhibition, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide
1997
Stage props, Don Pasquale, State Opera of South Australia, Adelaide

Theatre Design

1999
Nirvana, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
Come Out-Out Doors, Come Out ‘99, Adelaide
1998
Dome, Centre for the Performing Arts/SYTE, Adelaide
Macbeth, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
No Man's Land, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
Road, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
Flamma Flamma, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide
I'm Herbert, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
September Dance, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
History of Australia, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
1997
The Sultana Jar, Junction Theatre Company, Adelaide
Black on White, Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide
Restless Dance, Junction Theatre Company, Adelaide
1996
The Birthday Party, Adelaide Arts Theatre, Adelaide

Travel

2013
Ireland, Greece, Germany, England
2009
Japan, Russia, Estonia, France, Ireland, England
2008
India
2006
Japan
2005
Arnhem Land (Millingimbi)
2003
Italy, Greece and Turkey
1999
Arnhem Land (Maningrida)-Seconded to Maningrida Arts and Culture
1997
Timor

Bibliography

(04) Conrad Jupiters Art Prize [ex. cat], Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, 2004

Armistead, Jacqueline. The Great Divide [ex. cat.], Artisan, Brisbane, 2008

Avalon: Artists in Residence [ex. cat.], Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, 2004

Booij, Sarah. ‘Expressing complex geometry with precast concrete', National Precaster Magazine, No. 49, August 2008

Booij, Sarah. 'Local artist and engineering firm join forces', ARUP Australasia, June 2008

Brown, Phil. ‘Bridging the gap', Brisbane News, 30 July-5 August 2008

Carlon, Kris. Lincoln Austin [unpublished thesis], 2007

Felipe, Ricardo. Avalon: Art & life of an apartment building, Museum of Brisbane and Vanity Publishing, Brisbane, 2005

Kubler, Alison. ‘The Great Divide', Artlines, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, No. 3-2008

Lincoln Austin: Still Moving [ex. cat], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2007

Lincoln Austin: As Far as I Can See [ex. cat], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2009

McLean, Sandra. Show & Tell, The Courier Mail, 31 January 2003

McRae, Vanessa. Artnotes: Queensland, Art Monthly Australia, #212, August 2008

Phipps, Julia. Affordable art to steal local show, MX News, 29 May 2008

Space Invaders [ex. cat], Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland, 2004

Public Collections

Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA, Brisbane
Queensland Museum
Artbank, Sydney
Ipswich Art Gallery
Queensland Courts, Ipswich
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Gold Coast City Gallery
Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland
Brisbane City Council, Queensland
Devine Limited, Brisbane
KPMG, Brisbane
Nielson Properties, Brisbane
Felicity Hotels, Brisbane
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