King Street Gallery on William

Luke Sciberras

Artist Luke Sciberras was born in Sydney in 1975. He attended the National Art School in Sydney from 1995 to 1997.

Since the 1990’s to date, Sciberras has held more than 40 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and numerous regional galleries. Regional group exhibitions include Jamberoo Mountain Road at Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, River on the Brink: Inside the Murray-Darling Basin at S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney and Salient; 100 Years on (an exhibition commemorating the centenary of Great War).

Sciberras has also been a finalist in the Hadley’s Art Prize, and the Kedumba Drawing Award, as well as the Wynne Prize, and the Tattersalls Landscape Prize on multiple occasions.

Luke’s work is represented in a number of collections including Art Gallery of New South Wales, Parliament House Collection Canberra, the ANZAC Memorial Sydney, the Union Club Sydney, Macquarie Bank and regional gallery collections including Shoalhaven, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Broken Hill, Penrith and Newcastle.

‘To make an impression, a gesture or a glimpse of a memory is one of our most universal and natural instincts. The impulse to tell a story or more strongly, to share is the urge to embed a place or circumstance with the human condition. Painting and drawing is to me, the very essence of all these expressions. Perennially, I travel around and into Australian landscapes to visit and revisit people and places which hold for me a resonance and compelling painterly allure.
Invariably I have worked alongside people who occupy and understand these places best. The indigenous peoples of the central desert, Arrernte, the Walpiri in the Tanami, Wanambaal Wunguur on the Kimberley coast, Kamilaroi at Moree and the Barkindji of Wilcannia all illuminate my experience profoundly and I warm to their friendship and generosity.
In the same spirit I have learned a great deal and enjoyed long friendships with graziers, environmentalists and other non indigenous custodians who have opened their doors and gates to allow me to form intimate and sustained acquaintances with some of Australia’s most staggering beauties. This is the reason that deeply feel that an artist doesn’t go out to the landscape but into it.
These wonderful chapters in my life and the subsequent time spent in the studio come to form a series of bodies of work which enduringly reward me as much as they spur me on to the next.’

Luke Sciberras, 2020

Luke Sciberras

Exhibitions

Films

Australia’s Lost Impressionist, John Russell ABC -Trailer – directed by Catherine Hunter

Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front

Maria Stoljar interview with Luke Sciberras in his studio

Luke Sciberras video from Bruce Inglis

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2020
Black & Blue, Scott Livesey Gallery Melbourne
2019
Belle Ile with Euan Macleod King Street Gallery on William
Rose into view King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2018
Belle Ile with Euan Macleod Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW
Escarpment Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Vic
Out There King Street Gallery on William

2016
West of the Darling King Street Gallery on William
About Place Scott Livesey Galleries

2015
Flying Goose Hill (With Elisabeth Cummings) Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Human Condition Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Human Condition Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW

2014
On Country Scott Livesey Galleries
From My Travels Olsen Irwin Gallery Annex, Sydney
Tu-Whit! Tu-Whoo! Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Tu-Whit! Tu-Whoo! Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW

2013
Signs of Life James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Road Show (with Guy Maestri) Tim Olsen Gallery

2011
Highways and Other Recipes Tim Olsen Gallery

2010
Under a High Desert Wind James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2009
More the Desert Reveals Tim Olsen Gallery
Fugues and Furrows Moree Plains Regional Gallery, Moree, NSW

2008
Flipside Tim Olsen Gallery
Plum Blossom Time James Makin Gallery

2007
Persimmon Season Tim Olsen Gallery
Windswept and Picked Clean James Makin Gallery

2006
When the Sun Comes Out Tim Olsen Gallery
Art Sydney06 Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney
Plucked and Gutted Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2005
A Painter’s Progress, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Dogdays and Deluges Tim Olsen Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Windswept and Picked Clean Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
Art Sydney05 Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney

2003
Luke Sciberras & Tristan Lanceley Tim Olsen Gallery

2002
Monaro Country Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

2001
Back up the Monkey Tim Olsen Gallery

2000
An Uncertain Something Tim Olsen Gallery
Meet 2×2 Tim Olsen Gallery

1999
ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney

Group Exhibitions [selected]

2020
Kenwood Road King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
The Wynne Prize AGNSW, Sydney

2019
Inside/outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
River on the Brink: Inside the Murray-Darling Basin National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery and Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW

2018
Interiors Orange Regional Art Gallery, Orange, NSW
100 Years on King Street Gallery on William
National Art: Part One National Art School, Sydney
The Art of Friendship Lane Cove, Sydney
Jamberoo Mountain Road Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Salient Melbourne Australian Club, Melbourne
Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front New England Regional Art Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre,
Bank Art Museum Moree, Tweed Regional Gallery, Anzac Memorial Gallery, Hyde Park Sydney, NSW

2017
Hadley’s Art Prize Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart, Tas
Artist Profile Australasian Painters Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
The Hill End Table Art Food Fire, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Nine Lives – A Cat’s Tale Heiser Gallery, Brisbane

2016
Paint my Place Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Animals Gallery 81, Sydney
Phantom Exhibition Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld

2015
The Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
Your Friend the Enemy (Gallipoli centenary exhibition) Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra; S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery NSW
The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
The Art of Shakespeare Sydney Opera House, Commissioned by Bell Shakespeare Company
Outback Art Prize Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW
This is the End… with Guy Maestri and Ben Quilty Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2014
Blow Ins Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW

2012
Australia Day Exhibition Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2006
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Vic
Kedumba Drawing Award Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar School, NSW
Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Vic

2000
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Sydney
Kings School Art Prize The King’s School, Sydney

1999
Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Sydney

Collections

Alberts Music
ANZAC Memorial Sydney
APRA Australia
Artbank
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Macquarie Bank, Australia
Neil Balnaves Collection
Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Penrith, NSW
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Shoalhaven, NSW
The Union Club, Sydney

Jamberoo Mountain Road

West of the Darling, Works on Paper 2016

Your friend the enemy

Ep 64: Luke Sciberras by Maria Stoljar

Talking with Painters

2019

Kimberley beauty Luke's inspiration

Senior travellor

29 April 2019

First impressions by Jacqui Taffel

Wentworth Courier

2019

Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald

October 2019

Luke Sciberras - Kimberley

ArtsHub Australia

2019

Fields of War and Peace by M. Egan

Remembrance Day, Sydney Morning Herald

2018

Belle of Australian Art by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

12 July 2018

A reunion of the old school by Christopher Allen

The Australian Review

29 September 2018

Art of gold: Hill End, NSW by Naomi Russo

Australian Geographic - National Geographic Magazine

17 January 2017

Luke Sciberras: Out There by Luke Sciberras

Artist Profile Magazine Online

2017

Art of gold: Hill End, NSW by Naomi Russo

Australian Geographic

17 January 2017

On Country: essay by Luke Sciberras

Artist Profile Magazine Issue 37

November 2016

Luke Sciberras: The Creative Country

Country Style Magazine

2016

How Australians live: Bridle Track

Shelter Magazine pg. 6

2015