A multidisciplinary artistic approach investigating the inter connectivity between transient yet infinitely occurring circular paths of life, death and regeneration, oscillation between the collective feminine and masculine forces of our psyche, sacred and platonic geometry as the elemental source for all shape and material construct of our universe, the viscera, the atoms of nature. 

 

My practice involves collection, examination and re-imaging of the most durable parts of biomaterial: teeth and bones, a subtle imprinting of geometric forms through reflective meditation and challenging current image making stereotypes of feminine/masculine. 

 

 

 

Classically trained in music and fine arts; photography, ceramics and maintaining a contemporary edge through continual learning and creative implementation of new media and digital technologies, Lux is a multi-disciplinary artist across 2D, 3D and 4D forms. Advocates that technology should not be the main focus of the work unless it is integral to its meaning and experience. It is implemented to enable understanding and aesthetics. 

In her photographic work and her teachings, Lux questions how we see, how we perceive, what is our relationship to the image, how is narcissism being redefined, how images have dictated women's cultural positions over time and what is it that defines women's beauty in each generation of images? In questioning what we see at more than face value, we begin to develop mechanisms for self awareness, and through that for what the individual being seeks to manifest rather than herding to cultural stereotypes. Previous educational programs have been designed mainly for girls throughout Lux's teaching practice, given her positions in schools as officer for gender equality. 

Out of passion for inspiring creativity in young hearts and minds along an unconscious vocational pull to continue working with adolescents, Lux maintains an insightful edge into the collective psyche of future generations and uses this connection to reciprocate the inculcation of creative channels for inquiry, humanity and personal self expression. Lux creates a foundation at one's earliest possibility for personal and psycho-spiritual growth. 

Current 2D and 3D work are investigations into shapes of organic life matter: Bones, Teeth, Eggs, Stones and Crystals alongside the more superlunary Sacred Geometric forms laced into the Universe's dark matter. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

AURA  ::  NOX  ::  ANIMA                                            2016               Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

D U N E                                                                        2015                Interlude Gallery, Glebe

Bird Bones & Beauty (Photography)                          2014                Riley St, Sydney

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Platform 2017                                                               2017              Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt

Ecstatic Cinematic                                                       2017               Freshflix, Vivid Sydney, Giant Dwarf

Ecstasy                                                                         2017               107 Projects, Redfern

Ten Years                                                                      2016               Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

TIVAF (Tasmanian International Video Art Festival   2016               Sawtooth ARI Launceston

BEAMS Festival                                                            2016               CCP Sydney

Chippendale New world Art Prize                              2016               Kensington Contemporary, Vivid Sydney

Is This Art?                                                                    2016               DLUX Media Arts

A4 for 4A                                                                       2014               4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 

Black_art (mixed media)                                              2014               Lawrence St Warehouse, Alexandria

Look Artists (short video: still)                                      2013               Look Artists Collective, NYC

Transphere (photography & installation)                    2004              Newview Gallery, Newtown

Melbourne Fringe Festival  (photography)                  2003             Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy

Artagonists (ceramics, painting)                                  2003              SCA, Rozelle

Beauty (photography, ceramics)                                 2003              Tin Sheds, Gallery

Art in Education (ceramics, painting)                          2003              University of Waikato, NZ

About Face (photography)                                           1999              Tin Sheds Gallery

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

 

Critical Path Dance Research Residency                        2017           Critical Path, NSW

Bundanon Trust                                                                 2017           Bundanon Trust AIR, RIversdale, NSW

Artist in Residence                                                            2015           Tissardmine, Morocco

Marina Abramović in Residence: Facilitator                    2015           Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney

Photographic Prize                                                            2014          Instagram #BEAMS2014 Competition

Highly Commended Photograph ‘Oriole Stadium’          2014          Auburn Mayoral Photography Awards

Artist in Residence                                                             2014           Port Stephens Film Festival

Award for Excellence in Differentiated Arts Education   2012           OLMC

Australian Emerging Photographer Nominee                 2010           Capture Magazine

Walker Ceramics Prize                                                      2003           Walker Ceramics

 

ARTS EDUCATION

 

Visual Art, Photographic, Digital Media Teacher           2012-2013    OLMC, Parramatta

Visual Art, Photographic, Digital Media &                      2004-2008   SSC, Balmain

Performance Teacher