b. 1964, Lincoln, England
Lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia.
Born in Lincoln, England, Daryl came to Australia and settled in Adelaide. He is Head of Painting at Adelaide Central School of Art, where he has taught painting since 2001, and is currently represented by the Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide South Australia.
Daryl studied a BA in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia 1983 - 1986. He was included in the 2nd Adelaide Biennial at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 1992. Daryl’s talent has been recognised by numerous awards, such as the EVA Award, Adelaide (1993), Kernewek Lowender Art Prize (1993), Winner Santos Whyalla Art Prize (1997), Winner City of Whyalla Art Prize , University of Adelaide – Vice Chancellor Portrait Commission [2003) and Parliament of South Australia – President of Legislative Council Portrait commission (2005).
Daryl’s work is collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Legislative Council, Parliament of South Australia in addition to several corporate collections in Australia.
“Richly detailed and highly personal, exuding a sense of stillness, Daryl Austin’s realist paintings quietly, yet resoundingly articulate the world of the painter... Austin directs the viewer into the nucleus of the painter’s studio, selectively framing his pictures within a picture, as little is revealed and much concealed...”
(excerpt from “Daryl Austin” by Wendy Walker, 2004)