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.
AURA :: NOX :: ANIMA 2016 Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
D U N E 2015 Interlude Gallery, Glebe
Bird Bones & Beauty (Photography) 2014 Riley St, Sydney
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
Visual Art, Photographic, Digital Media Teacher 2012-2013 OLMC, Parramatta
Visual Art, Photographic, Digital Media & 2004-2008 SSC, Balmain