Susan Lincoln


To date, there is a completely natural progression in Susan Lincoln’s art practice; a cumulative response from very humble beginnings. All of her oeuvre is a testament to childhood memories as a girl, completely spellbound by the light refractions around the room from her mother’s crystal bracelet in the unique light of outback Queensland.

Susan Lincoln

Photography: T Ruane

Susan Lincoln experiments with Form and Light within Space. Her installations and objects act as a Memento Vivre (reminders to live), and strive for an emotive experience to be shared between the viewer and the space. Experimental 2D and 3D works in a broad range of reflective materials are used to attain a highly refined aesthetic.

Creative Director/Project Manager

Susan Lincoln is an award winning and highly skilled professional artist and designer achieving over 20 successful years in her public and installation art/design practice (est 1996).

With extensive experience as a project manager in the creative industry, Susan has a consistent track record of successfully managing and delivering quality public art and design commissions, festivals, exhibitions and special events on time and within budget. Projects include major works and events for the Brisbane Airport Corporation, Redlands Shire Council and St Ita’s Primary School Dutton Park.

A seasoned lateral thinker with excellent strategic and communication skills, Susan’s competency in all stages of the public art co-ordination, production and installation processes, has been instrumental in bringing to fruition numerous public art and design commissions.

Susan supports and understands curatorial strategic direction and working methodologies. Susan has extensive experience collaborating with all levels of internal and external stakeholders found in the community and education sectors, public and private corporations and in local, state and federal government bodies.

Clients include the Australia Institute of Architects, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Blight Voller, Urban Art Projects, Donavan Hill, Brisbane City Council and TAFE Queensland among others.

Susan has confidently managed project teams of artisans; fabrication specialists and suppliers to deliver both integrated and stand alone public artworks. She is a steadfast team leader, collaborator and motivator, who has demonstrated equal enthusiasm for both short and long-term projects regardless of project scale or scope.

Prior to gaining design and visual arts degrees, Susan worked as a drafter for over a decade within the architectural, mining and engineering industries. This brings a unique skills set to any given project and a high-level understanding of the varied complex fabrication, construction and installation processes associated with producing art in the public realm.

Susan is an experienced design educator at tertiary level, a design degree folio assessor, and regularly presents artist talks.

Having lived and worked extensively throughout Queensland, the narratives of our varied communities resonate throughout her oeuvre. Susan has a passion for the site specific and feels that the answer to all public art and design scenarios lies within the site. This is a process she perceives as being extremely important to our future generations.

In 2010, Susan completed her Masters research degree entitled “Maintaining socio-cultural narratives through form and light”. Susan has exhibited nationally and internationally and is currently working on a private sculptural commission for a private residence in Chandler, Queensland.