Approved: 16.08.2006

Lucy Austin

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

The Duologues series explore making images using layers of paint, opacity and transparency. The paintings are made on paper with watercolour and by building up, masking out removing and revealing. Each drawing has a pair of personages who seem to be conversing in some way. I am thinking about the layers of experience that become part of us and also forms and structures in the landscape which are transformed

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: Architecture, Machine, Human, Colour, watercolour, painting, Dialogue, abstract, boundary
 
 

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    Biography

    The Duologues series explore making images using layers of paint, opacity and transparency. The paintings are made on paper with watercolour and by building up, masking out removing and revealing. Each drawing has a pair of personages who seem to be conversing in some way. I am thinking about the layers of experience that become part of us and also forms and structures in the landscape which are transformed by my imagination.

    CV & Education

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2015 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London SW1

    2015 - DRAWN, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2011 - SKETCH, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough

    2010 - The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (& UK tour)

    2008 - The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (& UK tour)

    2007 - The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (& UK tour)

    2007 - Open Sculpture Competition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2002 - Angelwing, Eyepoppers, Gloucester, First Prize

    1997 - 8th Oriel Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

    Solo exhibitions

    2008 - Drawing in Space, The Pound Art Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire

    2008 - Drawing Together, The ArtGym, Bristol

    2005 - Mare's Tales, Jerwood Project Space, London

    2004 - Cumulus, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

    Group exhibitions

    2016 - Contemporary British Watercolour, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford Devon

    2016 - Contemporary British Watercolour, Oriel Gallery, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    2015 - Contemporary British Watercolour, Maidstone Art Gallery & Museum

    2015 - 163rd Annual Open Exhibition, RWA Bristol (Elected Academican)

    2015 - Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London (Selected, not hung)

    2014 - 162nd Annual Open Exhibition, RWA Bristol, Academican Candidate

    2014 - Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London

    2014 - Playing Around, CentreSpace, Bristol

    2013 - 161th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2013 - The Cube Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA

    2012 - Surface Disturbances, The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol

    2011 - Home, Core Gallery, Deptford, London SE8

    2010 - Celebrating Paper, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol

    2010 - The London Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, London

    2008 - Prize Drawing, ArtSpace, Southwell, Nottingham

    2006 - Hide & Seek, Mivart Studios, Bristol curated by Sarah Williams, Jerwood Space London

    2003 - View, ArtSway, Sway, New Forest

    Artist Talks

    2014 - Playing Around, CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol

    2012 - Surface Disturbances, The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol

    2011 - Show and Tell, Core Gallery, Deptford SE8

    Residencies

    2005 - Flock, Bristol Central Library, Bristol (installation of drawings in books)

    2003 - Artist in Residence, Creative Partnerships & Multi A, Hartcliffe & Withywood Bristol

    2000 - 5x5x5 Project, St Saviour's Junior School & The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

    1996 - Artist in Residence, Martin Wilson Primary School, Shrewsbury

    Qualifications and training

    2002 - PGCE Art & Design, University of the West of England, Bristol

    1995 - Fine Art Fellow Printmaking, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education

    1993 - MA Fine Art Printmaking, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

    1985 - Graphic Design (BA hons), The London College of Printing, London

    1984 - Art & Design Foundation Course, Harrogate College of Art, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

    Publications

    2014 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

    2014 - A Book of Tender Machines, published through www.blurb.co.uk

    2012 - Tender Machines, published through www.blurb.co.uk

    2011 - SKETCH, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough

    2011 - Drawing Together, drawing project with Creativity Works, ISBN 978-0-9557079-4-0

    2010 - The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, Parker Harris, London

    2008  - The Book:Mark Project, The Real Ideas Organisation (RiO), ISBN 978-1-906687-00-7

    2008 - The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008, London, ISBN 978-0955664670        

    2007 - The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, London, ISBN 955664601-9

    2003 - The Open Sculpture Competition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    1998 - 30 years of Cheltenham Fellows, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education

    1997 - The 8th Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno