Approved: 16.08.2006

Lucy Austin

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I am currently working on a new series of work called "Shelf Life" which will be shown at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth in Septmeber 2018. I make paintings and prints and my background is as a Printmaker.

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      Biography

      I am currently working on a new series of work called "Shelf Life" which will be shown at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth in Septmeber 2018. I make paintings and prints and my background is as a Printmaker.

      This series begain in early 2016 when I created a large quantity of small images which I stitched together to make sketchbooks. I think these are the foundation of a new way of working for me with gesso, ink and acrylic. Mixing this up with collage, and layering using different materials; felt, canvas, rice paper, card and brown wrapping paper using both paper and canvas supports.

      I am thinking about time and ageing in these new paintings. The flattened cardboard which appears some of the images is from tea, soap and toothpaste packaging. I have also used rice paper with ink to create transparent overlapping images, this technique echos the layering I have used before in my watercolours.

      Alongside these new paintings I have been developing new silk-screen prints in small editions of 12. These images use layering and colour like the paintings. 

       

      CV & Education

      Competitions, prizes and awards

      2017 - SKETCH, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough & UK tour

      2017 - DRAWN Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

      2016 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

      2015 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

      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

      2018 - Shelf Life, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth

      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

      2018 - 165th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

      2017 - which way up, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth

      2016 - 164th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

      2016 - RWA@Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset

      2016 - Shifting Divides, CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol

      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 Gallery, 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

      2017- Sat 4th Nov 11-12.15 Artist Talk for the RWA Friends, Bristol

      2017- which way up, 23 Sept 2pm Artist Conversations, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth

      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, UAL, London

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

      Publications

      2017 - Which Way Up, essay Nick Moore

      2016 - RWA@Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset

      2015 - Contemporary British Watercolour, essay Simon Carter

      2014 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

      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