Australian Art


Glenn Locklee
Glenn Locklee

Born: 1963 Sydney
  • Contemporary
  • Landscape
  • Painter
  • Established
Glenn Locklee
Glenn Locklee

The work of South West Sydney artist, Glenn Locklee, observes two societal phenomena: the increasing redundancy of small business and domestic manufacturing; and the proliferation of high-rise, high-density living as house and land ownership become increasingly unattainable.
Locklee’s paintings are not overtly political, nor do they carry an agenda of protest. They stand as silent witnesses to change; evocative peripheral images that conjure up subliminal memories and reflection of the industrial environments of South West Sydney where the artist grew up. This is evident not just in the subjects of these works, but also the poetic architecture and process of making these works. The sparse geometric construction and layers of tertiary colours play off against the expressionist rendering of surface and portrayal of light. The use of aluminium as a canvas - known to be a common building material - complements the surface texture, but also reveals the very material of our being.
Glenn Locklee
Glenn Locklee

1981- 86 St George TAFE Art & Post Art Certificate
Solo Shows:
1990 Chroma Aus Scapes, Menzies Hotel Wynyard.
1997 Images From The Salt Pan - James Harvey Gallery.
2002 Landscapes - James Harvey Gallery.
2005 Landscapes - James Harvey Gallery.
Group Shows:
NSW Travelling Scholarship
Bondi Pavilion
1995 Gallery Kafka
1998 Smalls, James Harvey Gallery.
1999 Animalistic, James Harvey Gallery.
2001 Top Drawer, James Harvey Gallery.
2002 Pocketsized, James Harvey Gallery.
2004 Xmas Show, James Harvey Gallery.
2007 Different Worlds - 110 Crystal St Petersham.
2007 Smalls x 9 - 110 Crystal St Petersham
2008 Smalls x 9 II - 110 Crystal St Petersham.
2009 Six Points of View - 110 Crystal St Petersham.
2009 Smalls x 9 III - 110 Crystal St Petersham
2010 Network - Ballarat Regional Gallery
2012 Exchange – Gatakers Artspace Maryborough QLD
2012 Kogarah Art Prize – finalist
2012 Group show Rex Livingston Gallery
2014 Places - Spot 81 Chippendale
2014 St George Art Prize
2014 Kogarah Art Prize – finalist
2015 Openings - Airspace Projects Marrickville
2015 Art and the Land - Kogarah Cultural Centre
2016 Con-Struct - Casula Power House.

Prizes and Awards
1986 NSW Travelling Scholarship Finalist
1997 Winner contemporary Section - Joseph Banks Prize
2002 Winner Open and Painting Section - Camden Art Prize
2007 Finalist Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery
2008 Commended for "Newtown" and "Georges River" Glebe Art Show
2008 Finalist Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery
2009 Glebe Art Prize – finalist
2010 Waverley Art Prize – finalist
2011 Glebe Art Prize – finalist
2012 Kogarah Art Prize – finalist
2012 St George Art Award – Winner.
2013 Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery
2013 Glebe Art Prize - Commended
2014 Kogarah Art Prize – finalist
2014 St George Art Award – finalist
Fishers Ghost, Willoughby Prize, etc
St George Hospital Mural
Camden Civic Centre
Hurstville City Council.

Private Collections, Japan, U.S, Australia.


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