Mount Morgan Artist in Residence - Open Studio with Vicki Luke

Mt Morgan AIR Vicki Luke

Are you interested in ways to present ideas about history and memory of Mount Morgan in an art form with Mount Morgan’s new Artist in Residence Vicki Luke?

Come and take part in Vicki’s open studio at Mount Morgan’s School of Arts on 13 June 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Vicki will demonstrate making artwork about history and memory, working on artist books and elements for a larger community outcome and how to relate that to Mount Morgan and to Vicki’s own family history and stories with the gold mining town.

Workshops are free to attend and will be held Mount Morgan’s School of Arts, 31 Morgan Street. 

Bookings are essential by contacting the Rockhampton Art Gallery (07) 4936 8248 or gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au.

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Vicki Luke's 'Wishing Tree' 2013.Paper tags on acrylic and ply laser cut tree, 3m x 2.7m. Carnivale, Wodonga

ABOUT VICKI LUKE

Vicki Luke has been a practising artist for 35 year, originally, she started her career in the arts as a graphic designer where she and her husband started their own graphic design firm, the oldest firm in Albury. After some time working as a graphic designer, Vicki decided to change her focus to a broader art practice. She became heavily involved with her local councils and began collaborating with them on many regional art projects which included regular public artworks.

Vicki is no stranger to Artist in Residence programs. She has completed a residency at the Yackandandah School where she was the lead artist for the Yackandandah Folk Festival and another at Corowa where she involved the community to create a number of sustainability projects. During her time working as a regional artist, Vicki has worked with a wide range of community members from young children, people with disabilities and the elderly.

Since being awarded the residency, Vicki has been doing some research into her own family history as well as the history of the region and it’s surrounds. Vicki is looking forward to engaging with the community and listening to their stories as well as the ones she knows from her own family.

Vicki is hoping to bring these stories to life by creating some exciting and unique artworks that honour and respect the history of Mount Morgan. Vicki-Luke-365-day-leaf-diary

Vicki Luke's "365 day leaf diary' 2005. 365 pressed leaves and paper tags, 8m x 30cm, 'Looking for Jane Thomas' Riverina Institute Albury 

 

When

  • Thursday, 13 June 2019 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Mt Morgan School of Arts, 31 Morgan Street, Mount Morgan, Rockhampton City 4714  View Map

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