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Kelly Austin

Kelly Austin is an artist living in lutruwita/Tasmania, Australia and works primarily with ceramic materials. She completed a Bachelor of General Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada in 2011, a Master of Philosophy from the Australia National University, Canberra in 2016 and a Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environment from the University of Tasmania in 2021.

Austin’s work has been exhibited in curated exhibitions across Australia, Canada and The United States of America. In 2018, her work was included in The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize at the QUT Art Museum in Brisbane, Australia. Kelly received the The National Still Life Prize from Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in Coffs Harbour, Australia in 2019. In 2021, her work was included in the Women’s Art Prize, Tasmania and in 2022, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize in Sydney, Australia.

Kelly has undertaken numerous international artist residencies including QBank Gallery in Queenstown, Tasmania and Medalta International Ceramic Residency in Medicine Hat, Canada. Her work is held in both private and public collections including: The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

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