Skip to main content
Add to favourites

Adrian Lockhart


Over many decades Adrian’s work has carried a fluid line, the poise of life drawing and the quiet presence and reflection of the artists studio, with glimpses that he allows us to share. Adrian’s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions as well as being awarded Finalist in national awards including The Adelaide Perry, Kedumba and Dobell Drawings Prizes. His passion with books has further developed extension through his artists books, which are unique engagements with illustrated catalogues and responses of line and thoughts, and again his work in this field has gained awards and recognition including Manly Library artists Book Prize. His works have been acquired in major collections including NGA, New England, Laverty Collection and MONA Library.

I was born, educated and became an artist in Tasmania.

I started work at 15 as an artist with The Examiner in Launceston in 1963. A very influential mentor there opened up my mind to the world at large. Books, magazines and art from other places began to be part of my worldview. But I also began to see Tasmanian in a different way.

As a surfer, travelling every weekend and holidays around the state looking for waves, I got to know the island intimately.

The shape of Tasmania has become a symbol for me of my origin, a great start to life, and of the world as captured by Gustave Courbet.

This artists book with automatic, spontaneous pen drawings, springs from this well.

Adrian Lockhart 2017

Born 1947 Queenstown, Tasmania. Studied Art, Launceston Technical College.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Colville Gallery, Hobart
Metropolis, Gellong
2016 Frances Keevil, Sydney
2015 Book Marks: Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Frances Keevil, Sydney
2014 Metropolis, Geelong
2013 Frances Keevil, Sydney
2011 Beaver Gallery, Canberra
Metropolis, Geelong
Frances Keevil, Sydney
2010 The Salamanca Collection, Hobart
Shorelines: Maitland Regional Gallery
2009 Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2008 William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
2007 Beaver Gallery, Canberra
Drawings, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
Dickerson Gallery, Sydney
2006 The Salamanca Collection, Hobart
2005 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Dickerson Gallery, Sydney
2004 William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2003 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Dickerson Gallery, Sydney
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California
Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California
2000 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize
Finalist, Manly Library Artists Book Prize
2015 Finalist, Manly Library Artist Book Prize
Just Paper, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Chroma: The Jim Cobb Gift, Orange Regional Gallery
2013 Finalist, Manning Regional Gallery “Naked and Nude” Art Prize
Finalist, Manly Library Artist Books Prize
2012 The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, AGNSW
2011 Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize
2010 Wilson St. Gallery “Text”
2009 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition
Frances Keevil Gallery
2008 “Music”, Salamanca, Hobart
2007 Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition
2006 William Merrill Gallery, California, Interiors
Black and White, Dickerson Gallery, Sydney
The Chroma Collection, Macquarie Uni. Art Gallery
2005 Bon à Tirer: Whaling Road Print Studio, Mosman Art Gallery
10th Anniversary Show, Jan Murphy Gallery
2004-09 Gadfly, Perth
The Salamanca Collection, Hobart
2004 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2002-09 The Bell Gallery, Berrima
2002-09 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 “Works on Paper”, The Bell Gallery, Berrima
2000 Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition


Kim Blunt, Imprint Magazine 2015
Sasha Grishin, Canberra Times 2011
Joe Eisenberg, OAM. Shorelines, 2010
Clyde Selby, The Mercury, 2010
William Yeoman, West Australian, 2009
Charly Ogliivie, Canberra Times, 2007
Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, Dobell Prize, 2006
Joerg Andersch, The Mercury Magazine, 2006
Mike Bingham, The Mercury, 2006
Joe Eisenberg, OAM. Adrian Lockhart Body of Water. 2005
Joe Eisenberg, OAM. Lockhart Recent Paintings ”The business of painting.” 2003
Roberta Carasso. Laguna News-Post, “Lockhart’s paintings set poetic mood”, 2002
Dean Thomas. The Surfers Journal, “Freehand”, 2001
Roberta Carasso. Laguna News-Post, “Haunting Exhibition”, 2001
S.Nagy. L. A. Times Orange County. ”Australian Artist Debut in Laguna Beach”, 2000
Robert Cook. The West Australian, “connections”, 1999
Barbara Booth. The West Australian, “shapes to seduce the senses”, 1999
Contemporary Painting, Nevill Drury, 1998
Adrian Lockhart Sketchbook Drawings, 1997
Jo McIntyre. Launceston Examiner, “lonely road”, 1996
Elwyn Lynn. The Weekend Australian, “well behaved friends”, 1992


NGA; New England Regional Art Museum;
Maitland Regional Art Gallery; The Kedumba Collection; Manly Library;
The Chroma Collection Orange Regional Gallery; The Laverty Collection; MONA Library
Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
Add to favourites

Colville Gallery


91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.

Purchase and view Adrian Lockhart’s work here: