Born in 1963, Christchurch, New Zealand, Locust Jones currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. In 1993 he graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, and in 2003.Read More
Since graduating from the Sydney College of the Arts in 1993, Locust has held over 25 solo exhibitions within Australia and internationally, these include: Burn Freeze, David Krut Projects, New York (2014); Descent into the mass media maelstrom, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin (2014); 24HR News Feed, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christ Church, New Zealand (2013); and Some mistakes were perhaps made, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW (2012).
Locust has participated in numerous museum exhibitions including: Art Gallery of South Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Locust’s work is held in major public collections including: Art Gallery of South Australia; Artbank; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand; James Wallace Trust, Auckland, New Zealand; National Gallery of Australia; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Kunstwerk Museum, Collection of Peter W. and Alison Klein, Stuttgart/Eberdingen, Germany Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria.
His work is widely admired and features in several major public and corporate collections including Art Gallery of South Australia; Artbank; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch; grafton Rgional Gallery; James Wallace Trust Collection, Auckland; Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Collection; Kunswerk Museum, Germany; Ministry of Foregin Affairs and Trade, New Zealand; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington; Shepparton Art Museum; Tweed River Regional Gallery; University of Wollongong, University of Western Sydney and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand.
The 2016 edition of Art Central HK will include the return of the PROJECTS section – a presentation of curated ambitious large-scale works and spatial interventions that challenge the confines of a traditional art fair booth. Participating this year will be New Zealand-born artist, Locust Jones, known for creating vast panoramic...