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.



The take!
Tanada Peace Gallery, Nara, Kyoto
Opening Feb 23 from noon through to March 3 .



The Ancient Universe, solo show
Dominik Mersch Gallery, 75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay
Opening 3-5pm November 18, 2023
Exhibition catalog

‘Garden of joy’, 2023, acrylic ink on stonehenge paper, 128 x 128 cm, unframed



Texas, 2022

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


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



An exhibition and collaborative performance with Tim Bruniges
Thursday 1 June, 2023 - Sunday 2 July at DRAW Space, 31A Enmore Road Newtown

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

Show overview on gallery site | Exhibition Summary


ecosystem, lifeboat, universe
Two person show: Locust Jones & Juston Trendall
Sydenham International, Marrickville, Sydney
9 June - 1 July, 2023

Rockhampton Art Museum, Queensland
19 November 2022 – 26 February 2023

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 40 solo exhibitions within Australia and internationally. > read more