Luke Thurgate

Luke Thurgate is an artist and educator who joined the team at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2014. Luke was a drawing major at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Art in 2007. He was based in Newcastle prior to moving to Adelaide in 2011 to take up a position as Coordinator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Art Gallery of South Australia. Luke has a broad range of programming and teaching experience, having developed and delivered workshops, professional development seminars and masterclasses for Newcastle Art Gallery, the NSW Department of Education and Training and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Luke’s practice explores drawing as means of interaction and collaboration. He is interested in physical, emotional and psychological processes of creation and destruction. His work references masculinity, violence, romance and death. Luke has exhibited extensively in NSW and was selected for Safari 2008. He was also a selected finalist in the 2010 Redlands Westpac Art Prize at Mosman Gallery. Luke now works out of Switchboard Studios.

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