LUKE POWER COPYRIGHT 2017. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Collaboration with Dr Bonita Ely, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

Weaving cultures, shapes and natural forms.

Rusty Outback: found objects and photographs

Collage series

Sculptural Lights

Paper formations

Mirvac: Fashion and Fabric Installation

Mirvac Art Installation: Injalak Arts collaboration

Sculpture Installation

University of NSW: Excellence Prize & Industry Commendation Prize

Prizes

Paper Works: Torn Poster series

Paper Works & Sculpture

“My art investigates patterns of time and layers of culture.

By challenging the materiality of everyday objects, transforming them through new forged relationships, questions reveal themselves about recycle, repurpose and our place in the cycle of life and decay.

Approaching Fine Arts in my mid 40’s, my practice comes with 20 years experience as an editor in television. My background in mass media, the aspects of commercial and Government television broadcast, have shaped my thinking on large scale productions and pop culture.

My passion in art is to connect minority cultures, advocate for human rights and build better communities.”

 

Artist Statement

Luke Power is an emerging artist based in Sydney.

He is a collage artist editing found objects, mixing mediums of photography, rust, paper, video, print and plant matter to comment on the impact of consumerism. His visual language oscillates between 3D sculptural elements and the 2D spacial, both drawn still life and the moving digital.

Since completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2017, he has also sold work to private collectors in New York, successfully  collaborated with Australian Indigenous Artists from ‘Injalak’ in the Northern Territory as well as worked in APY Lands with Tjunpi Desert Weavers.

His recent field work included a  visit to remote Australian Indigenous Communities in Central Australia, APY Lands. He collecting objects from rusty junk yards, found feathers and flowers. Using a series of photos, torn up, he combines multiple expressions of place and time simultaneously.

The 2017 Venice Biennale introduced Luke to torn poster works from Raymond Hains (France 1926-2006). These street posters standing like vaults of time with layers of paper laid over each other taking months to build. Luke’s random torn edges expose this development and draw lines of time in a new context. They become a playground of experimentation while abstracting  graphic design, pop culture, text and printed media.

With a background in television editing, specifically in pop music (Rage, on ABC), Luke’s interests are a hybrid of digital and natural elements with a fascination in mass communication and trends of pop culture. His notable influences include the Tjanpi Dessert Weavers collective, David LaChappell, Antony Gormley, Olafur Eliasson, Chiharu Shiota, James Turrell, Tadao Ando, Yayoi Kusama & Ilawanti Ken.

Bio
Luke Power - Artist

Luke Power – CV

University NSW 2012 – 2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, majoring in Printmaking & Sculpture Performance Installation. Graduation 2017.

Curtin University 2010 – 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Visual Culture, 1st Year (transfer to UNSW)

TAFE 2000 – 2001
Diploma of Screen & Media

Artist Assistant:

Documenta Athens 2017. Artist assist to Dr Bonita Ely.

Audio editor & sound recordist for Dr Bonita Ely’s work Plastikus Progressus: Memento Mori. 2017

NATSIAA 2017 (Telstra Awards) Artist assist to Ilawanti Ken & Mary Katajuku Pan

Sculptor assist, making wire frames for Ilawanti and Mary Katajuku Pan as a base to create Tjulpu Wiltja Tjuta (Birds Nests)

WAR – A Playground Perspective, Newington Armory, Sydney Park. Artist assist to Dr Bonita Ely.

Assisting with transportation and set up of her work Trench

Work Experience:

Tjala Art Centre, Amata, South Australia.

Assist Management with operational components of Art Centre for two weeks.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016:

Volunteer at information booth + de-install large and small scale works.

 

Permanent Installation:

Cover & Connect. Thread Together, Sydney

Thread Together is a not-for-profit clothes rescue organisation based in Sydney.

Two 1000 x 280cm patchworks suspend over Thread Together’s warehouse space

Kumano Trail, Futakawa Schoo, Japanl

24 Large Washi Paper panels permanently installed at Futakawa Primarary School.

UNSW Collaborative work.

January 2017.

 

Exhibitions: 

Birkenhead Point Mall Entrance Installation, mid-2018.

Mirvac & ArtPharmacy Initiative.

Seeing & Being Seen, Perry Lane Festival

Woollahra Council, October 21st 2017

NOX 2017

Randwick Environmental Park hosting annual night sculpture walk, NOX.

Kumano. Ikabana Bird

UNSW Collective Exhibition. April 17 – May 13, 2017. Kudos gallery

Futakawa Faces.

Futakwa Primary School (Arts Festival) Japan, 2017

Thread Together (the art work)

AirSpace Gallery, Marrickville. October 2016

Three. Thought Bronze cast

UNSW Collective Exhibition. 2016. Kudos Gallery

Pakka Kooshah. Green & Orange sculpture & video installation

UNSW Collective Exhibition. 2016. A&D Gallery

Key researcher for author Greg Fisher book Inside Out. NewSouth Publishing.

Paperback | Aug 2015 | NewSouth | 9781742234250

ABC 2010 – current 

Editor: Rage

 

NEP (formally Global Television) 1999-current

Freelance EVS Operator: Live events and sports.

Hells Kitchen / MKR / The Voice / Rio Olympics / Tropfest/ NRL

 

Nine Network Australia 2001-2010

Post Production: Edit Assist on The Block

Studio and Outside Broadcast EVS Operator, live events and sports

2015 – current. Thread Together (not-for-profit)

Provision of support resources for fund raising and grant applications.

Volunteer providing personal support through clothing for single mums, refugees, women’s shelters (domestic violence), Youth Crisis Centers, cancer survivors & the ill.

2011 – 2015. Our Big Kitchen (not-for-profit) volunteer

Community engagement & empowerment: helping homeless, incarcerated, community service, women’s shelters, youth in crisis, school excursions (OOSH)

2009 – 2010. Jewish Cemetery Trust: photographer

Building JCT online database, documenting Jewish community details spanning over 200+ years.

2005 – 2015. NSW Prison outreach support.

Involvement with inmate rehabilitation support programs (focused on being a listener, non-judgmental, supporting efforts for reintegration and family inclusion).

1995 Ernabella & Amata, APY Lands, Central Australia.

Cross cultural youth group development participating in the Ernabella footy carnival.

1994 Philippines/Hong Kong.

Facilitate cross-cultural relations through puppet making classes for children in Cebu and Palawan as a part of a church group. Medical supplies taken to remote communities; successfully saved a child’s life with from degenerative infection and fever.

Supporting business development through visual conceptualising of activities and growth strategies with infographic charts.

Journal

Articulate Project Space

Articulate Project Space

Created: 01 Aug 2019

[vc_media_grid element_width="6" gap="35"...

Paper Works: Torn Line, how it came about

Paper Works: Torn Line, how it came about

Created: 10 Apr 2019

The process for these torn poster collage works began by...

Installation Collaboration: Mirvac, Injalak Arts, Melissa Hamlyn

Installation Collaboration: Mirvac, Injalak Arts, Melissa Hamlyn

Created: 14 Sep 2018

This 2018 collaboration showcases printed fabric, image designs...

Contact Luke

Top