Lucy Austin









Lucy Austin
Exhibition: ‘Surface disturbances-evidence of biological time-part 1’ 11th December-22nd January 2013

Tender Machines (2012) is a new series of characterful ‘personages’ derived from different machines each with various purposes and processes.

Lucy’s work has been selected for The Jerwood Drawing Prize, London and UK tour (2007, 2008 and 2010). Her work was included in Home at the Core Gallery, Deptford, London (2011) and in SKETCH at the Rabley Contemporary Drawing Gallery, Marlborough (2011). She was invited to show Hives as part of Celebrating Paper at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2010). Rabley Contemporary Drawing Gallery represented her work at the London Art Fair (2010).

She was awarded first prize with her work Angelwing at Wallsworth Hall as part of the Eyepoppers Competition, Gloucester (2002) followed by a show at Gloucester Cathedral (2004).

Selected solo shows include; Mare’s Tales The Project Space, Jerwood Space London (2005) and Drawing Together ArtGym, Bristol (2008). She was commissioned to make an installation of drawings for the Emerge Festival in Bristol Central Library and Hartcliffe Library by Creative Partnerships (2005).
Selected group exhibitions include: Crossley Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax (1995), 8th Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno (1997), View ArtSway Open, New Forest (2003), Spike Island, Bristol (2005), Open Sculpture Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2003, 2007), Prize Drawing ArtSpace, Southwell Nottingham (2008). She was part of Hide & Seek at Mivart Open Studios, Bristol, curated by Sarah Williams from the Jerwood Space, London (2006).

She is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West of England.
CV & Biog

Lucy Austin (b.1966 Leeds UK) studied at Harrogate College of Art (1984-85), The London College of Printing (1985-88),
Qualifications and training
1995 Fine Art Fellow Printmaking, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham
1993 MA Fine Art Printmaking, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
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
2012 Mivart Raw, Mivart Street Studios, Bristol
2011 Home, Core Gallery, Deptford SE8
2011 Sketch Drawing Prize 2011, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough
2010 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (& UK tour)
2010 Celebrating Paper, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol
2010 The London Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, London
2008 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (& UK tour)
2008 Prize Drawing, ArtSpace, Southwell, Nottingham
2007 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (& UK tour)
2007 Open Sculpture Competition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2006 Hide & Seek, Mivart Studios, Bristol
2003 View, ArtSway, Sway, New Forest
2002 Angelwing, Eyepoppers, Gloucester, First Prize
1997 Oriel Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Artist talks
2011 Show and Tell, Core Gallery, Deptford SE8
2005 Flock, Bristol Central Library, Bristol