NEWS

Artist Talk and Exhibition - Reykjavik, Iceland.

Friday, November 08, 2019

I am currently in Iceland participating in the SIM residency in Reykjavik. This month I have an artist talk with the others artists in the residency as well as an exhibition on the 28th of November. I will be showing works from the upcoming series 'News From home - Iceland'.

New Video Showreel Up

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

On my Instagram is a short show eel of some of the video projects I have been working on this year. Naturally there is a lot of experimentation that happens, so not every work ends up as a finished pieces, so here are some snippets to see what I have been working on.

Participation in BYOB Festival, Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht

Friday, October 04, 2019

Last week I participated in the Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) Festival in the Netherlands. The festival took place in NicolaiKerk in Utrecht, and involved over 30 individual artists all using moving imagery in some way. During the festival I showed a portion of my previous project 'Phantasm'. This work can be seen on the bottom right of the image, with the church and other pieces in the background. Read more about the festival here: http://www.byobworldwide.com/

Open Studio

Friday, September 20, 2019

On the 19th of September we held an open studio and artist talk at the Viborg Kunsthal in Denmark. We were really happy with the turn out and recieved some positive comments as well as ideas for our future projects. Our project 'News From Home' is all about the community, so it was great to have so many people connect with our work.

Artist Talk - Denmark - 19.09 in Viborg

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Thursday the 19th of September I will be holding an artist talk at the Viborg Kunsthal in Viborg, Denmark. The talk will begin at 19:00 and will include a discussion of my project 'News From Home' that I have been completing during a residency in Viborg over the past 6 weeks. Event details can be found on my Instagram and Facebook pages.

News From Home moves to Denmark!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

At the beginning of August, I will start the 5th edition of 'News From Home' in Viborg, Denmark. This project will be undertaken as part of the Riddergade AIR (artist in residency). I will be working for August and September in Viborg, researching and creating works about this place. It will be my first time in Denmark, but there is a special Tasmanian connection, as their Queen originally is from my home state. So maybe I will catch up with her for a coffee. For more regular updates on the project, make sure to check out the project Instagram page.

We're on Russian TV!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Myself and collaborator Anne Fehres held an Artist Talk about our project News from Home at the медиа-центр vыход/ media center vykhod in Petrozavodsk. We had a greataudience and a Russian television station came to film the presentation. This presentation was a good closure for our stay at the Karelian Art Residence. We are leaving with more experiences, lots of stories and we are looking forward to come back for our exhibition in December. 

Russian Residency

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This month I am in Petrozavodsk, Russia, working on my project News From Home. I will spend the month here researching and taking images, before returning here with the finished pieces in late December. I will have a show at Media Center Vykhod in Petrozavodsk, opening on December 24, 2019. More details to come.

News From Home - Exhibition in The Hague

Sunday, June 30, 2019

For the next two month, my project 'News From Home' will be showing in The Hague, in a cafe called Lolapalooza.

The five pieces presented in Lolapalooza were completed during a visit to The Hague by the artists in 2019. Each piece combines over 50 individual photographs and found imagery captured throughout this period. These images have been digitally recomposed to create scenes that illustrates the people, stories and places that we found intriguing during our time in The Hague.

An additional aspect of this project is a serie of five smaller designs presented as postcards. Our choice for the postcard form is important for this project, it helps our intention of favouring what is outside the tourist gaze. The cultural history of the postcard means that whatever is placed on its front is given a symbolic pedestal. This is a space usually reserved for the iconic. We hope that these new postcard forms change the narrative of the postcard, to offer insight into underrepresented but important people, stories and places. We hope these postcards can find their way elsewhere to help share an alternative view of The Hague.

I'm in Finland and the sun is up all day...

Monday, June 03, 2019

I am in the country of 30.000 lakes and a place also known for being the most environmentally-friendly country: FINLAND. Greetings from Kärsämäki. I will be working on my ongoing project 'News From Home' - moving on from a the previous iteration in Berlin and The Hague.

EXHIBITION OPENING IN BERLIN - Friday 31st May

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

I have an opening coming up very soon in Berlin, for a project called PHANTASM. See the details below.

 

WHEN: Friday 31st May at 7 PM – 10 PM 

WHERE: Hosek Contemporary MS Heimatland / Fisherinsel, 10179 Berlin,

Phantasm is a video art project presenting various surreal scenes that explore the notions of ‘nature’ and ‘the natural’. The audiovisual installation involves multiple video projections in the main exhibition space of Hosek Contemporary, an old cargo boat floating on the River Spree. 

I'm on a boat

Monday, May 06, 2019

This month I am back in Berlin, living on a boat on the River Spree. It is part of an artist residency at Hosek Contemporary. Hošek Contemporary, established in 2016, is an art residency and gallery located on a boat in Berlin-Mitte. The gallery focuses primarily on performing arts, experimental sound installations and dance.

I will be having an exhibition on the boat on the 31st of May. It is for a project I have been working on called Phantasm, and it will involve various video projection. If you are in Berlin on this date, I would love to see you there!

Next project for News From Home will be in Finland!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I have just finished my project 'News From Home' in Berlin - which concluded with an artist talk and exhibition. This project will start up again in June, when it travels to AIR Frosterus in Finland for a 30 day residency. I am looking forward to seeing how this contrast in environment will change the project. More to come!

EXHIBITION IN BERLIN - 21.02

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

I will be presenting my latest works in Berlin on Thursday 21st February. Come along! Click here to go to the Facebook event

Upcoming Exhibition - 21st February in Berlin-Wedding

Saturday, January 19, 2019

My project News From Home will be exhibited in Mirage in Berlin-Wedding. The opening will be on 21st of February at 7PM. More details to come and will be made available on Mirage's Facebook page 

Artist Residency at Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Today I start an artist residency at Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, Wedding. I have started an Instagram page where you can follow my progress in this residency, in the project called 'News From Home'. It's cold so far, but such a creative city to get inspired by.

Funding from Arts Tasmania

Saturday, December 08, 2018

I have been lucky enough to have been chosen by Arts Tasmania, for a grant to support my project News from Home at a residency in Berlin. An excerpt from the funding news release is below.  

 

Support for Tasmanian artists and arts organisations. Several individual artists will also receive support for professional development and residencies across Tasmania, interstate and overseas.

 

Luke Conroy, a visual artist from Devonport, is one of eight recipients to receive support in the latest round of Artsbridge. The program provides support for artists to travel interstate or overseas for exhibitions, residencies or professional development opportunities. Luke will use the funding towards a residency in Berlin.

Thanks Arts Tasmania!

Berlin Residency

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Exciting times because one of my projects, 'News From Home' has been successfully accepted as part of an artist residency in Berlin. I will be collaborating with Anne Fehres for two months from the beginning of 2019.

Selection in Tasmanian Portraiture Prize

Sunday, September 09, 2018

This exhibition will tour three cities in Tasmania. The entry that I had selected can now be found on my main page - 'The Family Photo'. If you are in Tasmania, I hope you can go and check it out!

http://taspp.com.au/

Currently in Europe

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Heading out through Netherlands and Germany, soaking up the sun. It makes a big contrast from Tasmania. Also taking lots of images... series to come soon!

JAPAN and BERLIN!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

I've just come back from Japan and heading to Berlin in July. Photos to come, check out my main page and Instagram page.

Frogga

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Currently working on a project which looks at nicknames and the stories behind them. To start with, I have created a piece based on my own nickname - Frogga. Keep checking back to see some updates soon.

Japan in April

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Flights are booked and I will be heading to Japan in mid-April for 2 weeks. Japan in a smorgasbord for photography of course and a polar opposite from quiet Tasmania life. It's my second trip there and I am looking forward to once again capturing this country.

Current Project

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Research is currently underway for a project on the North-West of Tasmania. It is to be a short documentary that follows the life trajectory of various individuals in this location. These people will help construct various portraits around the theme of the Tasmanian 'brain drain', which is at once more personal and more nuanced than many mainstream narratives attest.

Bondi Beach on Australia Day

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Went to the famous Bondi Beach on Australia to soak in the best and possibly worst of what Australia is.

Adventure in Southern Tasmania

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A beautiful place of the world. The walks around this area are super spectacular, where a few kilometers can take hours, due to the constant stop for photographs.

Currently in Java

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More images for my main page to come...

Exploring Europe

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This month I'm in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.

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LUKE CONROY

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