/ / Artist Bios 2021

Torin Francis is an emerging Brisbane based practicing artist who graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts (Honours First Class) and was awarded the Eyeline Prize for ‘An Outstanding Visual Art Student’.

Since 2014 he has been involved in group exhibitions and has had a number of solo exhibitions locally and interstate. he has assisted with the delivery of exhibitions, on-site installation and working collaboratively on projects for Milani Gallery and Box Copy Gallery Brisbane.

Francis works as an artist assistant for Davis Thomas, Charles Robb, Ross Manning and Robert Andrew aiding with the fabrication and installation of major public artworks as well as day to day studio requirements. He has been involved in panel discussions, radio interviews and artist talks.


2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Way, Torin Francis

Torin Francis considers the devices we use to quantify, navigate and comprehend the way in which a passing of time is perceived and experienced. This engagement with these mechanisms is explored through poetic relationships between objects and space in site-responsive installations, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, and moving image works. Francis re-evaluates and re-contextualises weather-related objects in both outdoor and indoor spaces. Natural phenomena, such as wind, weather and the environment, are used as a way to harness material outcomes. The resulting work unpacks the complex interrelationships of spatio-temporal experience.


Instagram: @torin.francisart

Website: www.torinfrancis.net

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.