Luke Cornish: THE SEA - Art Collector

Luke Cornish, ‘No place like home’, 2017. Aerosol on canvas. 230 x 150cm. Image courtesy: the artist and The Lock Up, Newcastle.

  Award winning artist Luke Cornish (E.L.K) presents a solo exhibition of works informed by three trips made to war torn Syria during 2016 – 2017. Compelling and often confronting, Cornish’s interest in conflict and the human condition has seen him travel to some of the most dangerous conflict zones in the world. 

THE SEA will include powerful stencil paintings that track the journey and interactions experienced by Cornish during his visits to Syria and are deeply informed by the personal connections he has made with the people he has met. A new video work that documents Cornish’s experiences will premier as part of The Lock-Up exhibition.   

THE SEA reflects on not only the destruction that years of war have had on the country, but also the everyday lives of people caught in the middle, people trying to get by, living under sanctions, aerial bombardment and regular suicide attacks.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm-7:30pm Saturday 27 October 2018
Exhibition closes: 2 December 2018
Location: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW
Phone: (02) 4925 2265


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