Lucille Martin multi-medium artist

Lucille Martin multi-medium artist

Lucille-Martin-multi-media artist

Lucille Martin is an 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 based in Perth, Western Australia. More info >



2017     PhD Edith Cowan University, West Australia-School of Arts and Humanities – Visual Art
2016     Diploma of Counselling / Coaching, CTA Australia
1992     Master of Art UNSW Art & Design, Sydney. Australia – Scholarship
1987     Diploma Production Design – Australian Film Television & Radio School, Sydney Australia
1980     Diploma Graphic Design / Fine Art – James Street Art College / Perth Technical College, Western Australia


Selected Highlights 

2017   Award – The Bundanon Trust Residency (2018)           
2014   Award –  Australia Council – Professional Dev Grant- Performative/Mentor Dr. Kate McMillan, Dr.Astrid Lorange
2009   Award – Australia Council VACB, Residency in USA and Selection SOFA 2010, Park Ave Armoury. NY, USA

2008   Curatorial 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennale Exhibition Tamworth Regional Gallery –Touring Australia
2005   Award –   NSW Ministry for Arts Residency, The Gunnery 2005, Sydney Australia
1996   Creative Fellowship Award. The Ministry for the Arts. The Western Australian Government
1995   PIAF- Selected Visual Artist in Festival of Perth Program, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia
1995   Award- Australia Council VACB Studio – Tokyo Residency 1994 Canon Artlab Residency, Tokyo, Japan



2017     The Bundanon Trust Residency, Bundanon NSW (2018)  
2014     Australia Council-Professional Development Award – Invisible Presence Performative, Research, Video

2014     NAVA – Bursary Award WA Future Forward
2013     Curatorial – Invited Artist – Textile Biennale – Quebec, Canada
2012     Australia Council Professional development award – SOFA New York 2011
2011     Art takes Miami –USA Top 100 World Award Artists, Miami
2009     Australia Council-Professional Development Award –SOFA-New York 2009 Residency New York, Los Angeles
2009     Prometheus Visual Art Biennale Award – Highly Commended. Nick Mitzvah, Judge, Adelaide Art Gallery
2005     NSW Ministry for Arts, Awarded Residency. The Gunnery 2005, Sydney Australia
2004     Winner Border Art Prize, Collateral Damage – Gold Coast Art Gallery, Tweed River Art Gallery
1996     Western Australia Creative Fellowship Award. Ministry for the Arts, Western Australia
1994     Australia   Council Visual Arts Board-   Overseas Studio Residency –Tokyo, Japan
1994     Canon ArtLab Award, Tokyo. Artist in Residence, Tokyo, Japan
1990     Perth Festival Fringe – Western Australian Department for the Arts – Project Grant.
1986     Australia Council Visual Arts Board – Project Grant. Sydney Australia


Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions (Abridged) 

2017       PCWK9 –Nyisztor Studio WA Curator Ron Nyisztor. 19 Award Winning West Australian Women Artists
2009       Reconstruction: Solo Exhibition, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW

2007       Naturally Selected   Solo Exhibition Lismore Regional Gallery Lismore NSW 2007/08
2007- 9   Led Zeppelin World Tour Exhibition – Curator Steven Alderton. Lismore Regional Gallery NSW & Victoria
2003- 4  Berapa – Installation/Selected works Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW and Fox Galleries, Brisbane
2002       Caldera – Textile /Printed Installation, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
1998       Material Perfection – Curator John Stringer – Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth WA
1996- 7  Domestic Disturbance MIMA, Curator Shiralee Saul, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne -Touring Program-
1997       Real to Reel – Perth Institute of Contemporary Art,  Art On the Move
1996       One Country, Many Voices, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia.
1995       Generation – Curator John Stringer – Delaney Galleries   Perth, Western Australia
1995       Expose: Three Stories from Tokyo. Part I –III, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA
1994       Experimenta -MIMA Metaphors for Memory Part IV – Paradox of Ordering, National Gallery of Victoria
1994       Hoop- A Multi-media/Medium Installation Series, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1993       Metaphors for Memory Part IV – A Paradox of Ordering, Art & Technology Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1992       Metaphors for Memory Part IV – A Paradox of Ordering, & Sisters Part III, ISEA ACP, Sydney
1992       Young Romantics – Art Gallery Of Western Australia –State Gallery Perth, WA

1990       Origins -A Multi-Cultural Installation. The Performance Space, Sydney
1990       Myopia-The Perth Fringe Festival, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA
1986       Blind Spots, King St Studios, Sydney, Australia


 Selected Reviews / Publications / Selected Media 

2009     Threaded Connections, Producer/Co-Direction/Conceptual Artist –ABC-TV Sunday Arts/ABC2.
2007   Rosemary Sorenson, The Australian Newspaper Arts Section: Heaven, After All These Years


Film / Documentary Exhibition

2009      Threaded Connections:  15 min Reality Documentary Producer/Co-Direction/Conceptual Artist – Purchased ABC-TV & ABC2-TV 2 Sunday Arts.
2012       The Hanky Box Project – Installation and Documentary
2011       The Hanky Box Project – Awarded Screenworks Pitch program to Producers/Directors,  Australia
2003       Berapa – Screened ABC-TV Arts – Profile – Lucille Martin Berapa –Theme : The Bali Bombing


Artbank Australia, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery – University of Western Australia, The Kerry Stokes Collection, Lismore Regional Gallery, The Cruthers Collection, UWA Private Collection

 Publication / Gallery Catalogue

See Lucille Martin Publications/Catalogue page

Professional Work
2005-16   Freelance Designer – Redesign and Renovation of Houses, Units, Townhouse – Budget $20,000-150,000. Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Regional NSW.  Team Management:  1- 15 Employee.  Roles: Contractor, Freelance, Development, Liaison between Client and Real Estate, Local Council. Dress location for Viewing in Property Sale and Rental
1982-88  Lecturer – Presentation Program for Students & Emerging Artists – Private Workshops, Universities, Art Colleges, Technical Colleges. Freelance Designer, Art Director – Advertising and Magazine Publications
Ongoing : Teaching/ Lecturer /Coach -University and Higher Education Colleges. Commission.
1986 – 1989  Freelance  Designer/ Art Direction – Vogue Fashion, Vogue Interior, Vogue Entertainment – Lesser Publishing Australia, Belle Interior, Dolly Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine – ACP Sydney – Australian Consolidated Press Harpers Bazaar – Hearst Publishing , TV Soap – Bauer Mayer
1984 – 1986  Designer : Worked London, UK  and NYC, USA
1983 – 1984  Designer : Horwitz Publication – Penthouse Australia, Omni Magazine
1982 – 1983  Designer : Communications West-Perth, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Sydney


Print, Radio and Television Review (Abridged)

2014       Morrison, Louise.  Art source Magazine – Profile Interview on Lucille Martin, West Australian Art
2012       Create Magazine – Sharon Lenny. Manipulating Traditional Practise by.  Interview Magazine
2009       Beyond Bling, Courtney Kidd. Reconstruction – The exhibition, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
2008       Threaded Connections, Commissioned Film-Grant from NSW Arts, Broadcast ABC-TV 1 and 2.
2007       Heaven, After All These Years – Sorenson, Rosemary The Led Zeppelin World Tour Exhibition-Inside the Words
Led Zeppelin, The Australian Newspaper – Arts Section April 5th
2006      Chrysalis: The Emergence of Northern Rivers Artists – Women’s Tears – NBN Television, Melitta Firth
2005      ABC Pilot Documentary Presentation
2003      Berapa /Retrospective Publication
               Bali’s Threads of War, The Brisbane Times, P.11
2003     ABC-TV Sunday Arts Program -Profile of Artist- Berapa Exhibition
2001      Johnson, Alex. Profile of Artists Coastal Style Magazine Australia, P.54-56
1995      Expose: Three Stories from Tokyo. Part I – Festival of Perth Publication, P.57
Expose: Three Stories from Tokyo. Part I-3. Festival of Perth, Paola Anselmi
Expose: Three Stories from Tokyo. Part I – Festival of Perth Profiled @ Critics Conference  – Perth
Expose: Three Stories from Tokyo. Part I – Festival of Perth, Xpress Magazine, Page 19
West Australian Newspaper, Xpress Radio Interviews-RTR-FM, ABC Radio, 6WF
Television – Presented on Channel 9 -Perth, ABC-TV Arts Program
1994      Hoop – HQ Magazine National Arts Profile September -Writer: Karen Pakula   Editor: Shona Martyn
              Bromfield, David.  Images Reflect the Fragments of Life, Hoop, The West Australian Newspaper.
West Australian Newspaper- Video films add to artists range – Arts Ron Banks
1993      Video films add to artists range, The West Australian Newspaper – Arts Section, Ron Banks -November 15, 1993,
              Bromfield, David. With Audience, The West Australian Newspaper – Arts Section, May 8, 1993
1992      Oz Arts Magazine Article Myopia The Exhibition Profile
1990      Myopia Exhibition, The West Australian Newspaper Arts Section- David Bromfield
              Myopia Radio JJJ –  Art Attack-Myopia – Gayle Austin, Radio JJJ – Art Attack National
Myopia – Profile on ABC National – Arts Review
Myopia – Profile Martin Portus & Robyn Johnston
New Worlds, Radio JJJ – Tony Biggs Elle Magazine
1988      Eclectic -Profile   Follow Me Magazine


Art Prize / Competition

2009        Prometheus Visual Art Biennale Award – Highly Commended. Judge : Nick Mitzvah Director Art Gallery SA
2004        Winner-The Border Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery/ Tweed River Art Gallery Judge : Brett Adlington Award :  $3,000, Artwork Title : Collateral Damage
2007        Prometheus Visual Art Biennale Award – Highly Commended. Judge – Senior Gallery Curator Australian Art GOMA/ Queensland Art Gallery
2006        Alice Art Prize Alice Springs Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs. Curated Artist
2005        Prometheus Visual Art Biennale Award – Highly Commended. 
Judge: Julie Ewington, Judge – Senior Gallery Curator Australian Art  GOMA/ Queensland Art Gallery                                                                     

Travel and Travel Residencies   ( * Art Self-Funded research Residency  ** Funded Art Research Residencies )

2017    Pilbara – Research –  * Exhibition –  Self-Funded Research Residency
2014 –  Sydney, Melba, Hobart – Australia council Travelling Project – ** Funded Australia Council
2009 –  New York, Los Angeles-USA Residency-  Australia SOFA Art Fair – Exhibiting ** Funded Australia Council
2008 – New Zealand, South Island
2006 – Kakadu, N.T. Australia
2004 – Vietnam, Hong Kong – * Exhibition –  Self-Funded Research Residency
2002 – Bali – 2 months – Exhibition program Fox Galleries Brisbane Solo show * Exhibition – Self Funded Residency
1996 – Nth Western Australia –DCA Fellowship Award ** Funded Art Research Residencies, Dept. of Culture and the Arts
1994 – Tokyo – Residency 4 months Australia Council Studio ** Funded Australia Council
1992 –  Bali – * Exhibition –  Self-Funded Research Residency
1990 – Europe, India; USA – NYC, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Taos -* Exhibition Commission. Funded Residency, Perth Fringe Festival and Dept. of Culture and the Arts
1988 –  Japan – * Exhibition –  Self-Funded Research Residency
1986 –  Bali & Java * Exhibition –  Self-Funded Research Residency
1984 – South Africa, Israel, Greece, London, Paris, Belgium, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, New York State, Washington, Ireland, Lived/Worked London 3months. New York 3 months




Photograph above by Jeff Dawson