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Neil J Austin


Type:
Visual arts
Location:
Seacliff SA

Style

Mixed media with a contemporary expression. Over the past 20 years I have ventured to the Islands of the Gods annually, living and working within the community for periods of up to four months. Consequently I have been greatly influenced by the culture and ceremony which are repeatedly displayed by the Balinese community to constantly keep in touch with the Gods.

My work is mixed media involving paste, inks, acrylic, pastel, marble dust and even at times the volcanic sands from the beaches along the East Coast. In my work I express and draw from my inner emotions to enable me to make my statements of the people, their culture and beautiful island. Regular visits to the small fishing village of Padangbaiare are always a rewarding, inspirational and cleansing experience for me.

Biography

I studied at the Adelaide School of Art, O’Halloran Hill in 1957 and completed an Art and Ceramics Certificate at Kingston College in 1981. I have been an artist in residence with Studio 57 Glenelg Artist Corporative, a Committee member of the Australian Arts and Cultural Heritage Forum, and Vice President of ‘Coloured Spaces’ mural group.