Unbecoming is Lincoln Austin’s first solo exhibition with Jan Murphy Gallery. Lincoln Austin’s sculptural works play across materials and scale, from intricate assemblages to expansive installations. Their artworks invite the viewer to engage and experience shifting fields of colour, movement and form. The works in Unbecoming span a variety of media including painting, sculpture and a hand-sewn quilt. Each piece follows a geometric logic but is also deeply personal, seeking to release rather than define the possibilities of form.
“Unbecoming is an amalgam of autonomous yet deeply connected objects, hopefully increasing by more than the sum of their parts. My thoughts (influenced by those of many) materially manifest through effort in time.” – Lincoln Austin, 2023
Based in Brisbane, Lincoln Austin has exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving numerous grants and prizes. In 2021, a 20-year survey exhibition, Lincoln Austin: The Space Between Us, was curated by Samantha Littley for Ipswich Art Gallery. Austin has produced 18 large-scale public projects and has been awarded two prizes for Art and Architecture by the Australian Institute of Architects. Austin’s works are held in many public and private collections, including QAGOMA.