Lucille Martin – Australian contemporary artist and communicator with a long and established professional career in multi-disciplinary work that includes significant community development and participation, higher education, pedagogy and policy advocacy.
Martin is developing two performative works researched from her Australia Council Grant awarded in 2014 – Invisible Presence and Bedside – Light Dark. These works are informed through workshops with Acclaimed Dancer and Choreographer Danielle Micich ( Currently CEO Dance Majeure, Sydney ) and influenced through the recent workshop processes of Punch-drunk Theatre – facilitated by Sarah Dowling, under the directorship of Maxine Doyle. These workshops were inspired and organized through Strut Dance Company, Perth in 2016. For further info clink Contact page
Martin has roamed within the world of documentation and candid display since she shot her first images during the Anti-apartheid riots in South Africa in 1984. Her first successful solo exhibition of this work, primarily painting and photo-collage, was held in 1986 and in quick succession she was awarded her first Australia Council Grant establishing her work in Australia and identifying her passion and commitment for human rights and social justice.
Martin works within a conceptual design aesthetic alongside the new breed of creatives who straddle a number of disciplines which include Photography / iphonography, Performance, Installation, Video and Film.
Other mediums include Photo-collage, Painting and Textile Martin has held positions and design commissions in Art Direction for Publishing, Advertising and Interior. Her work is multi-platform and provides opportunities to work collaboratively. See Gallery page
During her career and living between Perth, Sydney and later regionally in Byron Bay NSW, Lucille has participated and supported significant curatorial programs with some of Australia’s leading Art Gallery directors and Curators including John Stringer, Noel Sheridan, Sarah Miller, Steven Alderton and Valerie Kirk. See Biography page
Residencies and Awards
Lucille has held residencies nationally and internationally and exhibited in New York, Japan and extensively throughout Australia. She has received five national grants, four of these Australian Council grants including The Australia Council- Tokyo studio and a Visual Arts fellowship from Western Australian Department for the Arts. In 2014- 15 her Australia Council Professional development grant supported a new direction into immersive and experiential movement. This new body of work was historically based through looking at particular Women of 18th and early 19th Century who’s impact was significant to Perth, Western Australia where Lucille resides.
Along with numerous exhibitions the research work, while on the NAVA – NSW state committee, has assisted in supporting the professional practice program for Visual Artists in Universities and Art Colleges throughout Australia since 1992. Lucille went on to lecture that program with her NAVA state committee colleagues during that period in Sydney, New South Wales and Perth. The foundation of that program was developed and implemented in Tertiary Education throughout Australia.
Upcoming Work – 2017. For further information follow the contact page.