Like the work of many international artists working in multi-mediums, Lucille Martin transforms varieties of traditional and unusual mediums to function on multiple levels. Lucille Martin is based in Australia.


Photograph by Jeff Dawson


Selected Highlights 

2014  Australia Council Grant- Skills Development  -  Invisible Presence : Research into Australian historical narratives and unheard voices of Women. Travel to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart

SOFA 2012 - Australia Council Award USA, Italy

SOFA 2009 - Australia Council Award to attend SOFA New York 2009 -Residency in USA

The Prometheus Art Prize- 2009- Highly Commended Judge Nick Mitzevich-Director Gallery - Queensland University of Technology-
Momentum-18th Tamworth Fibre & Textile Biennale, NSW 2008. Curator Valerie Kirk. Travelling throughout Australia 2008-2010 
Led Zepplin Exhibition S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 2008 Mornington Peninsular, Regional Gallery, Victoria, 2008 
Lismore Regional Gallery, 2007– Curator/Director: Steven Alderton 
Naturally Selected Solo Exhibition- Lismore Regional Gallery 2007/2008 
Threaded Connections: Conceptual Artist/Designer/Co-ordinator Major Installation Lismore Embroidery Guild 
Threaded Connections: Video – Producer, Conceptual Artist 
Led Zeppelin: World Tour Exhibition Lismore Regional Gallery 2007 
ChrysalisCuratorial Exhibition, Melitta Firth, Lismore Regional Art Gallery,. NSW Australia 2006 
Awarded NSW Ministry for Arts Residency, The Gunnery 2005, Sydney Australia 
Winner, Border Art Prize Collateral Damage: Tweed River Art Gallery 2005 
12/10 Commemorative Exhibition - Berapa Artwork.  Fundraiser with Dr Fiona Hall, For Bali Burns Unit, Sir Claude Hotchin Art Gallery, Perth 2004 
Solo Exhibition Berapa Exhibition &  Publication, Fox Galleries, Brisbane, Australia 2003 
Awarded Creative Fellowship, Ministry for the Arts 1996 
Awarded Creative Fellowship Residency with the Jardnu Yawru Aboriginal Women's Group North Western Australia, 1996 
Selected Artist, Expose:Three Stories from Tokyo, Festival of Perth Program, 1995 
International Women's Year Representative, 1995. 
Awarded Australia Council Visual Arts Grant, Tokyo Residency 1994 


2012      Australia Council-Professional Development Award –New York, Italy 
2009      Australia Council-Professional Development Award –Selected for SOFA-New York

2009      Residency New York, Los Angeles
2009      Prometheus Visual Art Biennale Award – Highly Commended. Merrimac, Queensland
2005      Prometheus Visual Art Award Biennale – Highly Commended. Merrimac, Queensland
2005      NSW Ministry for Arts, Awarded Residency. The Gunnery 2005, Sydney Australia
2004      Winner Border Art Prize Collateral Damage ,Tweed River Art
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. Artist in Residence at Canon, Tokyo, Japan
1990      Perth Festival Fringe - Western Australian Department  for the Arts -Project Grant.          1988      Australia Council Visual Arts Board - Project Grant. Sydney Australia


1992     Master of Arts  - University Of  New South Wales  College Of Fine Arts  Sydney, Australia
1987     Diploma  Production Design-Australian Film Television & Radio School, Sydney, Australia  
1980     Diploma  Design/Fine Art - James Street Technical College, Perth Western Australia            

Group Exhibitions

2011      AngelHair, Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth Western Australia Curator:Kevin Johnson
2011      Japonisme Stella Downer Gallery Sydney Curator:Sarah Vandepeer
2010      Blue Object Gallery, Sydney Curator: Kylie Johnston
2009      18th Fibre & Textile Biennal, Tamworth NSW Australia, Touring Australia
2007      Led Zeppelin World Tour Exhibition, 
2008      Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Victoria
2008      EH Ervin Gallery Sydney
2007      Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia 
2007      Prometheus Visual Arts Award
2006      Alice Art Prize – Selected Award Exhibition
2006      Chrysalis-  Lismore Regional Art Gallery New South Wales, Australia
2006      20x, C.A.S.E Gallery, Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
2006      Oceans 11 Lismore Regional Art Gallery New South Wales, Australia
2005      Arts cape Sculpture Award Exhibition – Cape Byron Bay
2005      Prometheus Visual Arts Award - Inaugural Award Exhibition
2004      Berapa Exhibition, 2nd Anniversary Tweed River Art Gallery
2002      Caldera - Lismore Regional Art Gallery,  New South Wales, Australia
1998      Material Perfection - Curator  John Stringer –Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth WA
1996/7   Domestic Disturbance MIMA, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne -Touring Program-
            Real to Reel - Perth Institute of Contemporary Art & Art On the Move Touring Program
            Curator: Poala Anselmi ,Art on the Move. Perth, Western  Australia
1995      Generation - Curator  John Stringer - Delaney Galleries  Perth, Western  Australia
1992      Young Romantics - Art Gallery Of Western Australia
1989      Inside the Greenhouse - The Tin Sheds,  Sydney. Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2009      Reconstruction : Solo Exhibition, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW
2007      Naturally Selected   Solo Exhibition  Lismore Regional Gallery Lismore NSW 2007/08

2004      Berapa -  Installation/Selected works  Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW
2003      Berapa -  Installation/Solo Exhibition, Fox Galleries, Brisbane
2002      Caldera - Textile /Printed Installation, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
1996      One Country, Many Voices, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia.
1995      Expose: Three Stories from Tokyo. Part I –III, PICA, Perth, WA
1994      Experimenta,MIMA Metaphors for Memory Part IV - Paradox of Ordering, NGV
1994      Hoop- A Multi-media/Medium Installation Series, Delaney Galleries, Perth, WA

1993      Metaphors for Memory Part IV - A Paradox of Ordering, Art & Technology Gallery, VIC
            National Masters Exhibition, Metaphors For Memory - Part  IV - A Paradox of Ordering
                PICA Western Australia

1992      Metaphors for Memory Part IV - A Paradox of Ordering, &  Sisters Part III,ISEA Sydney        

1992      Androgyny, Perth  Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1990      Other Worlds, Perth  Galleries, Perth  Western Australia
            New Worlds, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1990      Origins - A Multi-Cultural Installation.  The Performance Space, Sydney
            Myopia - An  Environmental Installation and Soundscape, The Perth Fringe Festival, UWA        

1986      Blind Spots, King St Studios, Sydney, Australia  

            Origins - A Multi-Cultural Installation Soundscape, PICA, WA               


AGWA - The Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Kerry Stokes Collection, Australia
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery - University of Western Australia 
Lismore Regional Gallery
The Cruthers Collection, WA
Private Collections.

 Selected Reviews / Publications

2007    Rosemary Sorrenson, The Australian Newspaper Arts Section
          ”Heaven, After All These Years” April 5th 2007
2006    Melitta Firth, Chrysalis, The Emergence of Northern Rivers Artists, Arts Northern Rivers
2004    Christina Khumari, The Arts: Creating jobs that people value. Byron Shire Echo 3.8.04
2003    Lucille Martin & Michael Fox:  Berapa & Retrospective Works, Fox Galleries,
Debra Aldred, Bali’s threads of war, The Courier Mail, Arts Section
2002    Australian Coastal Style Magazine, April, “The Life of Byron”  Artists Profile, Alix Johnson, 
2001    Material Perfection Minimal Art and its Aftermath, 
Publication by Curator John Stringer,
          Kerry Stokes Collection, 

          Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
2001    Nikki Miller, Gotham Times Ten - Ten Years of Gotham Studios ’88-98, Picton Press pg 36    
1995    Paola Anselmi, Expose - Three Stories From Tokyo, Catalogue, Australia Council
          Nadine Amardio, New Visions, New Perspectives  - Profile of 20 contemporary
          Australian Women Artists, Craftsman House 
          Myer Festival of Perth Critics Conference, The West Australian Newspaper
          Karen Pakula, Arts Profile HQ Magazine, September 95
1994    Dr.David Bromfield, Images Reflect the Fragments of Life, The West Australian Newspaper
1993    Ron Banks, Video films add to artists range, The West Australian - Arts Section
          David Bromfield - Metaphors for Memory, The West Australian Newspaper
1993    Nadine Amardio, 12 Australian Artists, Craftsman House 
1992    Neville Drury, “New Art 7- Profiling Contemporary Australian Artists, Craftsman House
1992    Oz Arts Magazine  “Sound and Images” 
1990    David Bromfield, Other  Worlds,  The West Australian  Arts Section  
1989    David Bromfield, Origins, The West Australian Newspaper Arts Section
          Gotham Goes Shopping” Praxis M. Arts Magazine“
1988    Eclectic- Follow Me Magazine        

Selected Media

2008     FEHVA Byron Bay – Forum panelist –Threaded Connections
2005     FEHVA Byron Bay – Forum panelist – Socially Conscious Artists
2003     Profile of Artist and Berapa Exhibition, Sunday Arts Program, ABC
1995     Festival of Perth Critics Conference, Radio Interviews -  RTR-FM, ABC Radio, 6WF
           Television : Channel 9 -Perth,  ABC-TV
1990     Radio JJJ , Tony Biggs, Myopia  and Origins,
           Radio JJJ , Austin, Art Attack-Myopia
           Radio JJJ - Art Attack National - Myopia,
           ABC National , Martin Portus & Robyn Johnston, Arts Review Myopia
           Ministry of Education, Documentary, Myopia


2009 -  USA: New York -Working Residency, Los Angeles
2008 – New Zealand, South Region
2006 – Kakadu, N.T. Australia
2005 – Alice Springs, Australia
2004 – Vietnam, Hong Kong
2002 – Bali - Residency
1996 – North Western Australia - Residency
1994 – Tokyo - Australia Council Studio Residency
1992  -Bali
1990 – Europe, India, USA – Residency Taos
1988 - Japan
1986 – Residencies in Bali & Java
1984 – South Africa, Israel, Egypt, Greece. Lived in London and New York.

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