Approved: 16.08.2006

Lucy Austin

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

A painter and printmaker working with abstract forms from the landscape; one which is both real and imagined.

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    Artist Statement

    A painter and printmaker working with abstract forms from the landscape; one which is both real and imagined.

    Currently working on a new series of paintings which are collectively titled 'left luggage'. The pictures are serious yet contain hope and comic elements. And although loss is the subject there is also something about a universal love of life and living. 

    The paintings are made over a long period of time with layers of collaged material in raw canvas, felt, rice paper, cardboard and paint. The overlapping layers create a landscape which is rich and thoughtful. The colour in the paintings is a range of pink, yellow ochre with drawn details in lyric black ink.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CV & Education

    Exhibitions

    2022    Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

    2021    Autumn Exhibition 169, Royal West of England Academy

    2020    Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

                Secret Postcard Auction, RWA Queens Road, Bristol BS8

    2019    That Art Gallery, 17 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS

                Summer Show, Akinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset

                167th RWA Autumn Exhbition, Bristol BS8

                Contemporary British Painting Prize, Menier Gallery, London

    2018    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery

                Shelf Life, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth GL6 0LA

                166th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

                Evolver Prize Exhibition, ACEarts Gallery, Somerton, Somerset

    2017    SKETCH17, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough & UK tour

                DRAWN Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

                which way up; six abstract painters, Ruskin Mill Gallery, Nailsworth

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

    2016    Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

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

                New [email protected] Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset

                Shifting Divides, CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol

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

                Contemporary British Watercolour, Oriel Gallery, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    2015    Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

                DRAWN, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

                Contemporary British Watercolour, Maidstone Art Gallery & Museum

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

    2014    Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London

                Playing Around, CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol

                162nd Annual Open Exhibition, RWA Bristol, (Academican Candidate)

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

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

    2012     Surface Disturbances, The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol

    2011     Home, Core Gallery, Deptford, London SE8

                SKETCH11, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough

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

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

                The London Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, London

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

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

                Drawing Together, The ArtGym, Hengrove School, Bristol

                Prize Drawing, ArtSpace, Southwell, Nottingham

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

                Open Sculpture Competition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

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

    2005     Jerwood Project Space, Jerwood Space, London

    2004     Cumulus, West Slype, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

                Mare’s Tales, Gloucester Guildhall Gallery, Gloucester

    2003    View, ArtSway, Sway, New Forest

    2002     Eyepoppers, Twigworth Hall, Gloucester

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

    Awards and Prizes

    2006     Mivart Artists Award, Mivart Open Studios, Bristol

    2002     Eyepoppers, Gloucester, First Prize, Solo show in Gloucester Cathedral

    Artist Talks

    2018    Sat 22nd September 2pm start, Ruskin Mill Gallery, Nailsworth

                Bath Society of Artists, BRLSI, Bath BA1 2HN

    2017    Artist Talk for the RWA Friends, Bristol

                which way up, 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 (ACE)

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

    1996     Artist in Residence, Martin Wilson Primary School, Shrewsbury

    Publications

    2020     Summer Exhibition, catalogue Royal Academy, London

    2019     Analogue, dialogue with Mathew Collings (Contemporary British Painting Prize)

    2018     Shelf life, essay by Nick Moore

    2017     Which Way Up, essay by Nick Moore

                SKETCH17, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough

    2016     [email protected] Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset

    2015    Contemporary British Watercolour, essay by Simon Carter

    2014    Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

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

    2011    SKETCH11, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough

                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

                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