ARC DECRA Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Lucas Ihlein is an artist and academic. He is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Creative Arts at University of Wollongong. His research uses socially-engaged art to explore cultural innovations in farming - principally in the sugar cane industry in Central Queensland. Lucas is a founding member of Kandos School of Cultural Adapation, which in November 2016 hosted Futurelands2, a public forum in rural NSW about transformations in human relationships to land.


  • 2010–present
    Lecturer, University of Wollongong
  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Wollongong


  • 2010 
    Deakin University, Ph.D

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    DECRA Fellowship
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council