Daniel Lynch (aka. Junky Projects)

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Bio

Daniel Lynch is a contemporary artist and troublemaker based in Melbourne and working in multiple mediums whilst utilising waste and recycled materials as the principle material for his work. Daniel often works in the public domain as well as in the studio and gallery, and this 'street art ' component of the work has come to be known as the 'Junky Projects'. With a background in Visual Communication and Education, Daniel’s art practice focuses on the issues surrounding waste management and overconsumption in today’s modern consumerist society. The work explores possible outcomes for a world consumed by garbage and the denizens that may exist within that world. Daniel Also runs creative workshops and art projects for young people creating art from waste, travelling to rural and regional as well as metropolitan areas to work with participants in diverse backgrounds and environments.

'Armies will rise, Cities will fall, Junk will remain.'

Awards & Achievements

  • 2012

    Artwork used as plate for question in NSW Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination paper

  • 2010

    The Australian Wood Design Exhibition Sculpture Award

  • 2010

    Sweet Streets Festival, Most promising artist Award

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014

    Wasted, Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne

  • 2010

    Junky Projects, Yarra Sculpture Gallery

  • 2009

    Junky Projects New Artworks, Vox Cyclops, Newcastle

  • 2008

    All Now with Wings, Revolver, Melbourne

  • 2002

    Art Start, NSW Youth Arts & Skills Festival

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012

    Sculpture, Mick the Gallery, Sydney

  • 2012

    There’s More!, Cocoa Jackson Studios, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Outpost Project, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

  • 2011

    E55, Melbourne CBD

  • 2011

    Rights of Passage, Tattoo Festival, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Bitch Engine, Noise Bar, Brunswick

  • 2011

    In the Cut

  • 2011

    Have a go Ya Mug, Cocoa Jackson Studios

  • 2010

    The Hard Rubbish Show, BSC, Melbourne

  • 2010

    Sweet Streets Festival, Various locations, Melbourne

  • 2010

    The Australian Wood Design Exhibition

  • 2010

    Irene Underground Arts Festival, Brunswick, Melbourne

  • 2010

    Sculpture Now!?!, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2008

    Monster Invasion, Ruban Rat Gallery

  • 2008

    Virtigris, The Carlton, Melbourne

  • 2004

    City West Art Walk, Newcastle

  • 2003

    Alphabetics, Gibson St Gallery, Cooks Hill