Kevin Todd

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Kevin Todd


Teaching areas

  • Studies in Art and Design

Research areas

  • art, design and technology
  • colour and culture
  • digital fabrication and the use of CNC/RP in computer-based art
  • art and architecture
  • interpretation/exhibition and environmental education design


Kevin Todd, as an artist and designer, has an extensive record of exhibition and commissioned work in Australia and overseas. Since 1989 Kevin has had had thirteen separate solo exhibitions in multiple galleries in Australia and internationally, most recently in conjunction with residencies in Istanbul and Bangalore. His work has been shown in major galleries including, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, the Australian Museum, Sydney and the Museum of Brisbane.

His work has also appeared in twenty group exhibitions in Australia and eleven other countries, including survey exhibitions of Queensland Sculpture and two exhibitions representing Australian art organised by Asialink and touring to major galleries in Asia. He has undertaken residencies in Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, India, Ireland and the UK.

His work has been critically reviewed in newspapers and magazines internationally and has been recognised through grants from the New Media Arts Board and the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council; Arts Tasmania; Arts Queensland; the Australian Network for Art and Technology; the Australian High Commission, Singapore, the Arts Council of England and The Asialink Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Kevin has wide-ranging experience with public art having completed fourteen projects in Australia and Malaysia. These high profile works at locations such as Kuala Lumpur International Airport and The Gabba in Brisbane have been seen by literally millions of people and contribute to the quality of the urban environment. His public art has featured in international publications including; Colours of Architecture: Coloured Glass in Contemporary Buildings, Mitchell Beazley, London 2006 and Integration: art and architecture. Public Art + Practice: East and West, IS Publishing, China. 2003.

Kevin’s Chroma256 International Colour Project involved design students from USC, the USA, Germany, Ecuador, South Africa, Turkey, India and China and involved exhibitions at USC, in Johannesburg and in Stuttgart during 2014. A second colour project is currently underway, with the first exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia planned for late 2016.

Kevin started at USC in January 1997 and was the inaugural coordinator of Art and Design. He has also taught in Ecuador, Turkey, Germany, China, Mexico and the USA and was a visiting professor at SUNY Cortland during 2001/02 and a visiting scholar at New York University in 2008. Kevin is currently on secondment to USC International, working with USC students on design projects for conservation organisations in Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

For examples of Kevin's creative works visit: *

* This is an external website and the University of the Sunshine Coast is not responsible for the content.

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