Locust Jones Biography

Born Christchurch, New Zealand. Lives and works in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
1991 – 93 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
2008 – 09 Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Back to the Dark Ages, 4hr Durational Drawing Performance, MCA, Sydney
Dark Ages, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Season of Unreason, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

2016
Back to the dark ages, Art Central Hong Kong, Solo Project for Dominik Mersch Gallery

2015
City of Sydney Public Art Commission for the Juanita Neilson Community Centre
Screenshots, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia
A week in the life of the world, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba New South Wales
Brainfog, Karen Woodbury gallery, Melbourne Victoria

2014
Burn Freeze, David Krut Projects, NY, USA
Made in Johannesburg, Solander, Wellington, NZ
Lifters and Leaners, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Aus
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany

2013
24HR News Feed, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Steep Descent, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012
Boycott, Isolate, Sabotage, Whitespace, Auckland, New Zealand
Some mistakes were perhaps made, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2011
Asia one, Hong Kong art fair for Dominik Mersch Gallery.
Revolt, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2010
Mediated By The Media, White Space, Auckland, New Zealand
Lozenge of dawn, 24Hr Art, Darwin, Australia
Elevating a disastrous situation into a catastrophe, MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia
Untitled, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009
HitchHiking in the Donut of Death, Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia
Back-Handed Bullets Whitespace, Auckland, New Zealand
Ride it ‘til it dies Rear View, Melbourne

2008
I’ll Burn that bridge when I come to it Until Never, Melbourne, Australia
Final Notice Centre of Contemporary Art, Christc hurch, N.Z.
The Bird Agents Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2007
Clearing Station Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand

2006
Spin Cycle Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

2005
Live by the Sword Mahara Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2004
Poverty Jet Set Espace SD Gallerie, Beirut, Lebanon
Amnesia> Beyrouth Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2017
Mining Pyrite, Newington Armory, NSW
Giving Voice, Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania

2016
As far as the eye can see, Contemporary Printmaking, Blue Mountains Art Gallery, Katoomba, NSW
MCA ARTBAR Four hour Durational Performance with Tim Bruniges and Hirofumi Uchino
Fremantle print award, Fremantle WA
Jacaranda Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
Paul Guest Drawing Award, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Giving Voice, Flinders University Gallery, Adelaide
Winter Show, Dominik Mersch Gallery Sydney Australia

2015
Geelong Print Prize. Hutchins works on paper prize
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania
Modern art projects at Everglades, Leura, NSW
Giving voice, Touring exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Vienna, Austria

2014
Redlands Art Award, Sydney, Aus
Giving Voice, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas
Nature Nurture, Karen Woodbury Gallery
A General Map of caves, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, Sydney, Aus

2013
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany
Down to the line, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Australia
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
Unsettled, Recent acquisitions of Australian Contemporary art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Fauvette Laurio Travelling Art Scholarship, SCA, Sydney University, Aus

2012
The Lookout, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Excavation, The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Drawing the line, Whitespace, Auckland, New Zealand
Through your eyes, Korean Cultural Foundation, Sydney

2011
5 x 3, Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Germany
Sub Text, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

2010
Free Hand, Museum of Modern Art, Heide, Victoria, Australia
Navigators, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
No right turn, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney, Australia

2009
I Walk The Line New Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
SMAC Awards, GBK, Sydney, Australia
The written word in contemporary art, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The June Fourth Incident, Serial Space, Sydney. Something I said Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008
888Exhibition, China Heights Gallery, Sydney

2007
Riviera Real Estate, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2005
Diversity 1, Sulkin Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1999
Sydney Beirut – Beirut Sydney Espace SD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Artbank, Australia
University of Wollongong, Australia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand
James Wallace Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
Kunstwerk Museum, Collection of Peter W. and Alison Klein, Stuttgart/Eberdingen, Germany.

SELECTED AWARDS, PRIZES AND RESIDENCIES

2014
Artist Residency Kulturwerk, Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Artist Residence Big C, Bilpin, NSW Australia
Australia Council for the arts – New Work Grant
Fremantle Print Award, Finalist

2012
Artist Residence, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013
Finalist, Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA

2011, 2012
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Finalist. Hill End Artist Residency. Hazelhurst Works on paper award, finalist

2010
Winner, National Contemporary Art Award, New Zealand. Royal Bank Of Scotland Art Award, finalist.
Asialink residency, Changdong Artist Studio, Seoul, South Korea. The Paul Guest Drawing Award, finalist.
Noosa Regional gallery 3D Art prize, finalist. Sunshine coast art prize, finalist. Artist in Residency.
Penrith Regional gallery. Stanthorpe Art Festival award, finalist

2009
Winner of the Hazelhurst works on paper award. Fishers Ghost Art Prize, finalist
Blake prize for Religious art, finalist. Geelong Print Prize, finalist. Fremantle Print Award, finalist

2008
Kedumba drawing award, finalist. Fremantle print award, finalist

2007
Hazelhurst works on paper award, finalist

2005
Hazelhurst works on paper award, finalist. Fremantle print award, finalist

2004
Artist in Residence, Espace SD Gallerie, Beirut, Lebanon

2003
Lower East Side Print Workshop Residency, New York


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