Colin McElwaine
Life in exile


Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This illustration was commissioned by the NYT Style magazine for Lance Richardson's Story Life in Exile. A travel writer who was stranded overseas when the borders closed to Australia, leaving him unable to return to his home in Sydney for two years. The illustration aims to show the writers longing to connect with family and holding onto the memories of his home country.

How was the illustration used:
The illustration was used as full page in the magazine and online.

How did you make this work:
This illustration was created entirely digitally.

Commissioner Name :
Katarina Kroslakova
Commissioner Company :
The New York Times style magazine - Australia

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Queensland College of Art
Fine Art
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Colin McElwaine is an Australian illustrator and designer with a focus on editorial and motion. Currently based in Meanjin Colin has experience working as a designer and is currently studying at the Queensland College of Art.