Shall We Dance

By Lucy Bonnin $990

Medium: Collage and Resin

Size: 60cm by 60cm


About the Artist

A Brief History

Lucy Bonnin studied visual art at Adelaide Central School of Art. The young South Australian artist has already collected at impressive list of awards including winning the 2011 Lethbridge
10 000 Small Scale Art Award.

Lucy captures moments through carefully composed collages overlaid with resin and creates artworks that use transparency to create ephemeral memories in the viewer’s mind. She concentrates on finding joy and creativity in her work and experiments in a wide variety of mediums. Her work creates a feeling of nostalgia for childhood past through thoughtful use of mixed media and transparency. Quirky and joyful, the works leap out of the frame.


‘Recollections’, Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
‘Lethbridge Gallery Artist Showcase’, group exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

‘Resonate’ solo exhibition at Tenth & Gibson
Lethbridge 10 000 prize finalist exhibition

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-finalists
Lethbridge 10 000 prize finalist exhibition
‘Art Melbourne’ Exhibition building, Carlton , Melbourne
‘The Game’ group exhibition, Tooth and Nail Gallery, Adelaide
Smith and Kannon Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
Lethbridge Gallery exhibition, Paddington, Brisbane

‘Art Melbourne’ Federation Square, Melbourne
Westfield Spring/Summer fashion launch
Loreto Art Show- Star Portrait Artist
Red Opus SALA Exhibition
Lethbridge Gallery exhibition, Paddington, Brisbane
Lethbridge 10 000 (major prize winner), Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
‘All Tied Up’ Solo Exhibition, Sugar on Rundle Street
Clare Art Show

Solo Exhibition hosted by Drs Phil Worley & James Roberts
‘Daubist Orgy’ Daubist group art show, Sugar Gallery
Walford Art Show
‘Lucy Loves Birds’ Solo Exhibition, Sugar on Rundle Street
‘Dickotomy’ Fringe Group Exhibition
Victor Harbour Art Show
Glenside Art Show

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
Loreto Spring Art Show
Vodka Bar Murals 8th Birthday

Absolut 100 Vodka Campaign, Sugar, Rundle Street Adelaide

Grants and Awards

Finalist in the Fleurieu Biennial Art Prize for 2013

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize semi-finalist
Lethbridge 10000 Art prize finalist
Toni & Guy Yen Young Australian Art Prize online finalist

Winner People’s Choice Award ‘Loreto Spring Art Show’
Winner ‘Avant Card’ Art Promotion
Finalist in the ‘Art Toppling Tobacco’ Prize
Finalist in the ‘Clayton UTZ Art Award’
Winner Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize
Westfield Artist in Residence

Finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

Adelaide Central School of Art scholarship

‘Shirley Cameron Wilson’ Art Prizev

Publications & Reviews

SA Life “Hair Peace” page 14, February Issue

The Advertiser “S.A. Art Gallery Anniversary” 24/7/11
The Advertiser “Lucy Leaps Ahead” 17/7/11
ABC 891 Adelaide, Interview on the Morning Show, 9th July

The Adelaide Review, July 2010- Front Cover, and article “Natural Splendor”
Postcards, Channel 9, August 15 “Waterhouse Natural History Art Exhibition”
The Independent Weekly, July 10-17, page 6 “It’s All In The Family”
SA Life “Artist in Residence” March Issue
Adelaide Advertiser 8/1/10 “Lucy Loves Birds”

Adelaide Advertiser 22/6/9 page 9 “Looking at the world through Lucy’s ‘Glass’”
Eastern Courier Messenger 24/6/9 “Artist is Looking Through the Glass, Darkly”
Independent Weekly 17/7/9 page 32 “Natural Winners”
Adelaide Matters, November/December 2009 page 38, “Spanish Theme"
Santos Mining Journal September Issue (photo)

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