Colourful, geometric exhibition to open at gallery tomorrow
  • Tuesday 29 November 2016
Lincoln Austin, caloundra regional gallery, exhibition, art

Lincoln Austin, Light Square (detail), 2015, acrylic, inkjet print, aluminium, plywood, 58 x 77 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer Brisbane and Nicholas Thompson Gallery Melbourne.

Queensland-based artist Lincoln Austin will open his latest exhibition, After Reflecting on the Matter, at Caloundra Regional Gallery tomorrow (Wednesday, November 30).

Lincoln is known for his sculptural and relief works which explore the interplay between colour, geometry, pattern and scale.

After Reflecting on the Matter brings together recent works by the artist, including a number of reiterations of works made during Austin’s 2015 British School at Rome residency.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski, with guest speaker, architect Michael Rayner AM, on Friday, December 2 at 6pm.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said this would be a superb way to finish another year of outstanding exhibitions at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

“The gallery has presented an exceptional series of exhibitions this year,” Cr Baberowski said.

After Reflecting on the Matter is the final exhibition on the calendar and I encourage everyone to visit the gallery over the holiday period to see the amazing collection of contemporary works by Lincoln Austin.”

Caloundra Regional Gallery curator Hamish Sawyer said the gallery was delighted to present the work of a leading contemporary Queensland artist such as Lincoln Austin.

“Audiences will be captivated by his complex geometric creations and will delight in his technical mastery and use of colour and pattern,” Mr Sawyer said.

“In addition to recreating several works from his British School at Rome residency, not previously seen in Australia, Austin will present a brand new installation entitled ‘The Impossibility of Objectivity’ made especially for his exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery.”

The exhibition will close on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery is offering the opportunity for visitors to try their own hand at getting creative.

A dedicated space within the gallery will feature self-guided children’s activities using everyday materials that Austin uses in his works.


Bookings are essential, please visit the gallery website or phone 5420 8299.

Official opening

Date:               Friday, December 2

Time:               6 – 8pm

Location:         Caloundra Regional Gallery

Made by Hand: Lincoln Austin Workshops

Date:               Saturday, December 10

Time:               Children 6-13 years    9am – 10.30am

                        Adults  11.30am – 2pm

Location:         Caloundra Regional Gallery

Details:            Children will explore the possibilities and create their own ‘lens’ using transparent materials.

In the adult’s workshop, participants will observe as Lincoln demonstrates the process of ‘between the sheets’. Participants will then create their own embossed paper artworks.

Cost:                $12

Uncovered Floor Talk with Lincoln Austin

Date:               Friday, December 2

Time:               10.15 – 11.15am

Location:         Caloundra Regional Gallery

Details:            Join the artist for an in-depth tour of the exhibition and discover the inspiration and processes behind the artworks.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm.

Lincoln Austin background

Lincoln Austin has held solo exhibitions in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, including at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008) and Ipswich Art Gallery (2009).

Austin’s work has been featured in group exhibitions including ‘Open, Closed’ Queensland University of Technology Art Museum (2012) and ‘Light Play’ University of Queensland (UQ) Art Museum (2015).

Austin’s work is held in a number of public collections including the Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art, the UQ Art Museum and the Australian Government’s Artbank.

In addition, the artist has completed significant public art commissions for the Queensland Museum, Brisbane City Council and the Ipswich Magistrates Court.

In 2015, Austin undertook an Australia Council for the Arts residency at the British School at Rome. Lincoln Austin is represented by Andrew Baker Art Dealer Brisbane and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne.