Return To The Edge
By Scotland Artist Luke Pell
11th to 24th November 2019
ICU 1 Haldford St Castlemaine
Punctum is thrilled to be hosting Scotland based artist Luke Pell for our next residency. An accomplished artist, Luke has worked for years with artists who are on and in the edges of things, art forms, communities, and experience.
Luke’s artistic practice speaks to a return to the edge; a re-mapping, re-remembering and re-imagining of people, place, politics, and communities. Luke invites conversations and draws from these to devise choreography in publicly accessible places. He is at the same time a host and curator. He works between artistic disciplines, with all generations and often at the intersections of residency and project development spaces. He has a way of thinking through practice and also works as a dramaturg with artists who might be described as ‘outliers’. His work is poetic. He “draws together seemingly unrelated constellations of bodies and thought to arrive at wisdoms for living.”
Luke grew up along the South East Coast of England and now lives on the East Coast of Scotland, beside the water, in the mist, between shore and sky. On an island where the edges of things seem to be getting sharper, an island that could fit 32 times inside Australia. Between mid-October and December this year Luke will be visiting Australia, spending some time working creatively with three women who are leading arts innovators in different forms and fields here.
In mid-November Luke arrives in Castlemaine to share artistic enquiry with the idea of edges as the focus of his residency and exchange. It’s an enquiry and exchange with Punctum, and shared with other artists and residents in our region.