About Me

lyn (425x488)

Lyn Ahmat      CV 


Professional Development

Completed Bachelor Arts and Bachelor Education, Q.U.T., Brisbane in 2000. Majored in sculpture.  Completed, painting, printmaking, and sculpting workshops with nationally acclaimed tutors. Art teacher in public schools and private classes for children and adults.



2018 – 2019 – Artist/Educator

2017 – 2011 Mackay North High School

2008 – 2000 Education Qld. -Sunnybank State High School, Brisbane

Grants, Awards, Commissions

2019 Mackay Art on Show, 1st Prize, Drawing Media
Bowen Art Society, 1st Prize Oil Painting
Selected Finalist, Pro Hart Outback Prize, Broken Hill

2018 Selected Finalist Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville.
Mackay Art Society, 1st Prize Acrylic Painting

2018 Selected Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers, Qld.

2017 Winner – Paxton’s Portrait Prize for Painting
Commended – Mackay Art Society

2016 Selected Finalist – Pro Hart Outback Prize, Broken Hill, Australia

2016 Selected Finalist – Moreton Bay Regional Art Award,  Brisbane, Qld.

2015 Selected Finalist – Outback Prize, Broken Hill, Australia

2015 First Prize, Oils & H.C. Open, Mackay Art Society

2015 H.C. – Works on Paper, Sarina Art Extravaganza

2011 Winner – Landscape prize, Sarina Art Extravaganza

2010 Regional Arts Development Fund, Grant recipient, Mackay, Qld

2009 Commended – Airlie Beach Marine Art Show

2007 Commended – Sarina Scope Art on Show

1996 Marian Mill Award – Pioneer Valley

1995 Acquisitive Award – Pioneer Valley

1994 Acquisitive Award – Pioneer Valley

1994 Winner Group Mural – Mackay Airport

1992 Winner –  Pioneer Valley

1992 Open Encouragement Award – Rockhampton

1991 Winner – Sarina Art Society

1991 Open runner up, Gladstone

1990 Winner Contemporary – Pioneer Valley

1989 Winner Oil and watercolour, – Blackwater

1988 Artist considered most promise – Barrier Reef Art Awards, Mackay

1987 Winner Open – Pioneer Valley

 Solo Exhibitions

2018 Milton Street Gallery, Mackay

2017 Pilgrim Uniting Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide;

2016 – 2011  Botanical Gardens, Mackay – “Where the Shore Meets the Sea”

2010  Gargett Gallery – Paperbarks to Pebble Beach

2010  Botanical Gardens, Mackay – Mackay Landscapes

2005  Beenleigh Cultural Centre, Brisbane

2004  Satchmo’s, West End, Brisbane

 Group Exhibitions

2017 Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Mackay Art Society, Art on Show

2016 Moreton Bay Regional Art Award, Mackay Art Society, Art on Show,

2016 Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill, Art on Show, Mackay Art Society

2015, Sarina Extravaganza, Mackay Art Society, Outback Art Prie, Broken Hill

2011 Sarina Scope, Mackay Art on Show, Printbank

2010 Printbank – Artspace Mackay; Art on Show, Mackay,  Sarina Scope, Gargett Gallery –“Festival Fever”

2009 Gargett Drawing Prize, Sarina Scope,  Art on Show, Mackay

2009  Artspace Mackay Postcard Exhibition

2008 Sarina Scope; Art on Show, Mackay,

2007 Gargett Gallery – “Faces and Places”

2007 Circle Gallery, West End – “Expressions of Interest”

2007 Gold Coast Convention Centre – “Art Expo”

2006 Leif’s Art Space, West End.

2006 Gargett Gallery, -“Press-less Painters”

2004 Gargett Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

2000,1998   Adelaide Fringe Festival – “Australian Spirituality”

2000 Brisbane, Valley -“We Mean Women”

1998 Q.U.T. student exhibition, Brisbane – “Interval”

997 Q.U.T. student exhibition, Brisbane.

1996 Walter Reid Centre, Rockhampton.- Mountains of Colour”

1996 – 87  Mackay City Library – Forbes Contemporary Art Group

1995  Qld. Arts Council (RADF funded) – “Colour and Collage”

1993  Mackay City Library – “Fertile Ground”

1992  North Eton Pottery Gallery – “Summer Quartet”

1991  Aust. Flying Arts School, Brisbane –  “20th Anniversary”

1990 Aust. Flying Arts, School, Brisbane – “Beyond the Boundaries”

1988  Mackay – Qld. Arts Council Conference

1988  Mater Hospital, Mackay –  Women’s Art Exhibition, Mater Hospital, Mackay

1988 Art 19 Mackay – “Colour, Bloody Colour”

1986  Art 19 Mackay – Opening Exhibition

Public Art

2019 “Plastic Boutique” Canelands, Mackay RADF funded

2010 “Piano with Attitude” Gargett Gallery RADF funded

2006 Collaboration Mural Project Sunnybank Community Park, Sunnybank

2002 Mural Project– Aspley State School 1995 Mural Project– Slade Point State School

1995 Winner – Mural – Mackay Airport

 Community Involvement

2019 “Plastic Boutique” Canelands, Mackay
“5th Land Project” Mackay

2012 Tutor Paxton’s Creative Space and Upstairs Gallery

2012 2011 Volunteer Mackay Art Space, Q.A.T.A. member

2010 Artist in Residence workshop for children – Gargett Gallery RADF funded

2010 Hays Inlet Festival, Pine Rivers, Qld.

2007 Workshop for children– Gargett Gallery

2005 Community mural – Sunnybank, Brisbane

2000 Workshop for children’s mural – “Our Place”, Stafford, Brisbane

2000 Workshop for children’s workshop mural – Aspley State Primary School, Brisbane.

2000 Adult classes – Stafford, Brisbane

1999 Volunteer for Children’s Global Vision World Congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)

1996 Mural for Arts Festival – Mackay City Library, Qld.

1994 – 1996 stage props, Murals and collaboration in commemoration of the “Year of Indigenous       People- .Slade Point Primary School, Mackay, Qld.

1995 Regional Rep – Flying Arts Inc.


2018 Scotland, Ireland
2017 Outback Tracks, Kings Canyon, Flinders Ranges, Alice Springs, Lake Eyre, Cooper Pedy, Broken Hill
2016 France, Portugal, Spain
2015 Outbacl Tracks, Innaminka, Flinders Rangers, Strezleki 2014 France, Belgium, Paris, England, Wales

2012 Hinchinbrook Island, ThornsburneTrail

2007 Thailand

2006 Outback Australia, Canning Stock Route, Simpson Desert, Kimberleys

2005 China

1999 NewZealand, Solomon Islands.

 Collections and Acquisitions       

 Confa Dental, Sarina

Mackay Port Authority

T.A.F.E. College Mackay

Mackay Art Society

Sarina Shire Council

The Daily Mercury – Mackay

Broken River Mountain Retreat

Private Collections