Damien Lucas began his study of drawing with the late David Wilson in Bathurst in 1997. Wilson then introduced him to master sculptor Tom Bass, which lead to the full time study & practise of sculpture.
He also completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at National Art School, Sydney, in 2004, & received the Defiance Award for Excellence in Sculpture.
He is well versed both in classicism & modernism in the figure & abstraction, working in a variety of mediums including clay, plaster, stone, wood, steel & bronze.
He assisted Bass on several of his commissions as an apprentice, absorbing much of Bass' life time accumulation of knowledge of sculpture & drawing, and eventually took the role of principal teacher at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in Sydney.
He has shown work in both group & solo exhibitions throughout NSW & his recent commissions are situated publicly in Longreach QLD, Cootamundra NSW, & Mittagong NSW.
He taught sculpture & drawing at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School, Erskineville from 2001-2009, & Catavento Studio, Bowral from 2002-2009, Willoughby Arts Centre, Willoughby from 2008-2009 & has also taught at Fern Creek Studio, Warriewood NSW, & Jody Pawley Studio, Drummoyne NSW.
He was employed as a Foundry Technician at Crawford’s Casting, Art Foundry, Belfield, NSW from 2006-2007.
Currently Damien conducts private classes at Damien Lucas Sculpture Studio, South Lismore, NSW, Myocum School of Sculpture, Myocum, NSW & also teaches sculpture at ACE College, Lismore, NSW, whilst continuing his practise. He continues to teach periodic intensive workshops at Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School, as well as at other locations for special events.