Locust Jones' work depicts a world slowly going to hell.

For over 20 years, Locust's practice has woven layers of stories and images that replicate the frenetic pace at which society consumes everyday news and current affairs, in a variety of mediums.




An exhibition and collaborative performance with Tim Bruniges
From 5pm, Thursday 1 June, 2023 at DRAW Space, 31A Enmore Road Newtown


Forever History, 2019, ink and pencil on paper, 154 x 900 cm

On opening night, Locust Jones will create a new work in response to the 24-hour news cycle. During the 4-hour performance, Jones will collaborate with drummer Tim Bruniges, engaging rhythm and the primacy of drawing. He will produce a large-scale graphite work that will be on display until the end of the exhibition.

Opening night and performance from 5pm, Thursday 1 June.
Exhibition runs until 5pm, Sunday 2 July.




Texas, 2022


Red Dot Award
Red Dot Winner 2021 Best of the Best: World News from Locust Jones


Waiting for News...
June 31 - July 22, 2021
Bett Gallery
Hobart, Tasmania
Invitation | Show overview


Watershed Bett Gallery, Hobart
5 - 27 August 2022
shown above, from the show: Vanishing Point 2021, Ink, shellac and pigment on paper, 36 sheets, 14 x 19 cm (sheet size) 90 x 115 cm (overall)

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2021
29 May 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
shown above, from the show: Plague Parade 2020, 9 panel lithograph, 186 x 230 cm, edition of 3.

Dobell Drawing Exhibition
National Art School Gallery
Mar - May 2021
shown above, from the show: September 2020, collage & ink on paper, 150 x 300 cm


ABOUT LOCUST: Born in 1963, Christchurch, New Zealand, Locust Jones currently lives and works in the Blue Mountains, Australia. In 2010 Locust completed a Masters of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney University) where earlier in 1993 he completed an undergraduate degree in Print Media. Since graduating Locust has held over 25 solo exhibitions within Australia and internationally. > read more