Lincoln Austin’s Groundbreaking Exhibition Comes to Judith Wright Centre!

Prepare to embark on a sensory journey like no other as acclaimed artist Lincoln Austin presents his latest exhibition, I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing, for Flying Arts Alliance at the Judith Wright Centre in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

From Monday 13th May for two weeks only, this immersive showcase promises to captivate audiences with its playful abstraction and innovative approach to artistic expression.

The Art for Life Award Winner said, “I decided to use the 1993 favourite Pet Shop Boys dance floor hit of the same name as the impetus for this exhibition. I was 19 when this gem was released, and yes as the lyrics suggest ‘if people say I’m crazy, I tell ‘em that it’s true’. It will be an exhibition of existing work, firsts, one offs and anomalies…. because for the last 24 years, that’s pretty much all I have made…not by accident!”

Filled with joy and sensorial pleasure, Austin’s skilfully crafted artworks transcend their own frames, inviting viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and emotional resonance. Through themes of struggle and resolution, vulnerability and strength, openness and protection, each piece reflects the complexities of the human experience with an intense optimism that is both inspiring and uplifting.




From modular forms to tessellating patterns to interlocking structures, Lincoln Austin’s artworks serve as open invitations to engage with abstract colour and form in ways that defy convention. Through a playful exploration of design logic, material limits, and infinite possibilities, each piece invites viewers to co-construct their own perceptual experiences, blurring the lines between art and audience.

Spanning a diverse range of scales and materials, from intricate miniature assemblages to expansive installations to integrated architectural expressions, Austin’s works breathe life into space, light, and time. In a dynamic dialogue with the viewer, they offer building blocks for shared experiences while celebrating individual difference and perspective.

“I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing” Exhibition
Judith Wright Arts Centre Foyer, Fortitude Valley
13 – 25 May (9am to 5pm Mon to Fri)