Acme Studios — Lucas Ihlein

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lucas Ihlein

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Lucas Ihlein’s work explores the relationship between socially engaged art, agriculture and environmental stewardship. His major projects are Baking Earth: Soil and the Carbon Economy (with Allan Yeomans); and Sugar vs the Reef? the, + Watershed Land Art Project (both with Kim Williams and many community collaborators). Lucas is a founding member of several artists’ collectives in Australia, SquatSpace, Big Fag Press, Teaching and Learning Cinema (TLC), and Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation (KSCA).

Lucas’ work has been exhibited at Monash University Museum of Art (2019); Artspace Mackay, Australia (2018); Deakin University Gallery (2018); Wollongong Art Gallery (2018); Observation Society, Guangzhou and 4A Centre for Australian Asian Art, Sydney (2016); Art Gallery of New South Wales (2014); Green Bans Art Walk, The Cross Arts Projects & Big Fag Press, Sydney (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2010); Performance Space, Sydney (2009); Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth (2008); and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide (2002).

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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