Lucas Grogan

Lives and Works in Newcastle, Australia

Lucas Grogan is a Newcastle based artist who uses needlepoint, installation, painting and drawing to explore themes of isolation, inclusion and cultural collisions, through an autobiographical lens. His minimal pallet lends itself to patterning, which mirrors Grogan’s process within his studio, obsessively creating. Developing a consistency and dedication in his approach translates to a prolific practice highly recognisable style.

Studying at the University of Newcastle, Grogan has exhibited in extensively across Australia and is gathering international attention, exhibiting in Singapore in 2017. His work has been collected by National Gallery of Australia, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Ballarat Regional Gallery, Wesfarmers, Artbank, Duetsche Bank and he has produced numerous public and private commissions.


2020  Late Last Night, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
Long Story Short, Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2018  GROUNDBREAKINGFLORALS, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney , New South Wales
2017  BEDROOMS, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore
SKIES, Turner Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
THOUGHTS & Prayers, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2016  New Works, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
RED, WHITE & BLUE, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2014  Essential Reading, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
Wizdom, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2013  Quilts, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Solo Show, Garis & Hahn, New York
The Wedding Quilt, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
Solo Show, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2012  The End Of The World, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
Cave Painting, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Small Victories, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2011  Private Island, MOP Projects, Sydney
Backchat, Until Never Melbourne
2010  Islands, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2008  7 Year Itch, John Miller Galleries Newcastle
Unaustralian, Watt Space Newcastle
 Tell ‘Im He’s Dreamin’, Pod Space Newcastle
2005  Carpetry, Rocketart Newcastle


2018  Decade, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
WORD, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2016  Antipodean Inquiry, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore
2015  Sydney Contemporary, Hugo Michell Gallery, Sydney
Labour of Love; Australian Quilts 1845 – 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Hong Kong Art Fair, Martin Browne Contemporary, Hong Kong
SLIPSTITCH, Ararat Art Gallery, Victoria
Y FIBRE, Workshop Arts Centre & Ewart Gallery Sydney, Art Month, Sydney
2014  Victory, Pieces of Eight, Melbourne
These Works, Salon Zürcher Paris, Garis & Hahn New York
25th Anniversary, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
Public, Form, Perth
Blue + White, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
Patternation, VMAFF, Calton Club, Melbourne
Fertile Ground, Artists in Residence, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
2013  Summer Exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Same Same with Liam Benson curated by Lisa Corsi, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
Sacred/Iconic, Garis & Hahn, New York
Wonderworks, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
The Poster Show, Plus Arts Projects, The Mayor’s Parlour, London UK
Marked, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2012  City of Hobart Art Prize, Finalist, Hobart
In Refrain, OK Gallery, Perth
Drawing, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
Project 12: This is Not a Love Song, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, curated by Jessie Bridgfoot The Substation, Melbourne
2011  Under The Willow, curated by Virginia Wilson, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
Saison Finale, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
New Acquisitions Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
100 – Black Art Projects, Langford 120, Melbourne
Arcadia,  Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton
Signal 8, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Citizen Collectors Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
Femmes & Hommes, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne
New Gold Islands, Podspace, Newcastle
2010  No Artist Is An Island, Lock-Up Cultural Center, Newcastle
Show Off, Broodbox Gallery, Melbourne
2009  20:20 20th Anniversary Watt Space Newcastle
Steel City Boys, MOP Projects Sydney
Minding Animals, Lock Up Gallery Newcastle
2008  Make Believe, C3 Gallery Melbourne
Say My Name, 3rd Year Graduate Exhibition Watt Space Newcastle
Black White, School Of Fine Art Gallery University of Newcastle
safARI, MOP Projects Sydney
Make Do, Watt Space Newcastle
2007  PINK, John Miller Gallery
2006  Piece by Piece, Field Newcastle
2005  %Mongrel, Watt Space Newcastle
Fibremix, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
Yellow Sock Brigade, Watt Space Newcastle
Wish You Were Here, Watt Space Newcastle
Nightmare, Field Newcastle
Cinema, Field Newcastle
2004  Alphabet, Field Newcastle


2018  Mural, Future Futres, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
Mural, Drips, Private Residence, Adelaide
Mural, An Embroidery, Private Residence, Adelaide
Mural, Private Residence, Adelaide
2016  Private Pool, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle
2015  Mural, Bird in Hand Winery, Adelaide
Collaboration, Basil Bangs, Sydney
Collaboration, Linus Dean, Sydney
Mural, City of Rockhampton, Queensland
2014  Waterfall, Public Work, Trans Grid, Sydney
Collaboration – Skarfe, Sydney
Collaboration, Hunting for George, Melbourne
Australia Artist Series Porcelain Collaboration Faux x Cat Street Gallery
Public, Mural Projects, Form, Perth
Big Scary T-Shirt, Melbourne
See I Told You, Mural, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
OK, Mural, HBT Agency, Melbourne
2013  The Design Files Open House, Melbourne & Sydney
Fitzroy House Commission, Melbourne
Old Man’s, Canggu Indonesia
Red Gate Gallery Residency, Beijing, China
Harvest Workroom Residency, Melbourne
Victorian Embroiders Guild, Residency, Melbourne
Grogan Toilet Tissue, Third Drawer Down, Melbourne
2012  Fuck Yeah, collaboration Douglas and Hope, Melbourne
Dead Posh Mole, Twenty by Thirty, Melbourne
Australian Tapestry Workshop Residency, Melbourne
Harrolds, Melbourne and Sydney
2011  Swisse Vitamins, Melbourne
Collaboration, Rittenhouse, Sydney
Lullaby Islands, Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne
You Look Terrific Babe, Citylights Projects, Melbourne
2010  HOME, video commission, Deutsche Bank Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland
Hammocks and Honey EP Vinyl Cover Art, Melbourne


National Gallery of Australia
Ballarat Regional Gallery
Deutsche Bank
Ararat Art Gallery
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
John Curtin University
City of Fremantle
Murdoch University
Art Gallery of Western Australia
University of Western Australia
Private Collections