Artist Profile

LINCOLN AUSTIN

YOUR ARTISTIC CAREER STARTED IN THEATRE SET design. Can you tell me about those beginnings?

I had many interests as a young man. I was making jewellery, art and furniture, and I couldn’t decide where my life should go. I started volunteering at an art theatre in Adelaide. I realised that I could do anything in theatre; I got to work on the micro scale in model-making and on the macro scale in construction, so it was perfect for me, I could indulge all of my whims in one place.

A lot of people run to the theatre, but I ran away from it. I fell in love and ran to Brisbane,

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There is a lot to experience in and beyond the pages of issue 48 of Artist Profile. To begin with, we are delighted to be a major partner of this year’s Sydney Contemporary – Australia’s largest art fair. This partnership is our newest initiative in