Tracy Luff commenced her arts career in the late 1990s studying at the Hunter Institute of TAFE and gaining an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts; and later gaining a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours from the Australian National University.

She is known for her amazing two and three dimensional artworks created from fluted cardboard using the cut edges to create texture and form. In the words of Jennifer Lamb, OAM (2011) "The sheer grace of her sculpture belies the tediousness of its creation, from cutting disks of cardboard and layering them into the rhythm of the sculpture, whose manifestation now suggests ancient landforms, growing or eroding layer by layer over the eons." The evolution of her technical expertise in working with this sculptural medium has been enriched by a fine sense of aesthetic and of conceptual investigation. Conceptually, and aesthetically, her work is grounded in her Chinese Malaysian heritage and her life in regional Australia.

Her artistic achievements include winning the National Art Award; Windmill Trust Scholarship; Jennifer Lamb Veolia Creative Art Scholarship; Goulburn Art Award; and regular selection as finalist in many events including the Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, Conrad Jupiters Art Prize; and the $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting annually from 2006 to 2009. Apart from countless group exhibitions, Tracy has had many solo exhibitions including: Two cubes at Sydney's Sherman Galleries, East and West Art in Melbourne, The Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; NG Art Gallery, Sydney; Maitland Regional Art Gallery?and has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Tracy Luff

TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS:

2012 Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
2006 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Honours

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013 Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2012 NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2011 SLOT, Alexandria, Sydney
2011 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
2011 East and West Art Gallery, Melbourne
2010 NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2009 Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania
2008 East and West Art Gallery, Melbourne
2008 SLOT, Alexandria, Sydney
2005 East and West Art Gallery, Melbourne
2004 23 at Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2004 Goulburn & District Arts & Crafts Centre
2003 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2002 Maitland City Council Chambers
2002 Maitland City Art Gallery - Sculpture of the Month (August)
2001 Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle - Shop front window

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016  Paper Biennial Rijswijk, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands
2016  Art at Night in Chippendale on Kensington Street, Sydney
2016  Twenty Twenty exhibition, The Old Rum Store, Sydney
2015  Alternate Forms,  Kensington Contemporary, Sydney
2015 CODA Paper Art 2015, Coda Musuem, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
2015 Object Urbanites, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2015 'My last begging, Ha!!Ha!!Ha!! and the piano has been drinking', Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2014 Chinese Whispers – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2014 Sawmillers Sculpture Prize – Sawmillers Reserve, NSW
2014 Chippendale New World ArtPrize – Chippendale, Sydney
2013 Divide & Context – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Celcbrates 30 years 1983-2013, Goulburn
2112 Quiet Connections – Orange Regional Gallery
2112 Goulburn Regional Art Award – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2011 KIAF/11 - Seoul, Korea
2011 Blending Boundaries - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2011   Veolia Environmental Services National Art Award - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2011  Art Month Sydney - Becker Minty Woman, Potts Point, Sydney
2010  Sculpture at Sawmillers - Sawmillers Reserve, McMahons Point
2010   $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for            2010 - Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie.
2010   Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, RBS Tower, Sydney, NSW - Finalist
2010 Contemporary Art From The City Fringe - CarriageArtworks
2010 Weereewa Sculpture Prize 2010 - Weereewa A Festival of Lake George 2010
2010 Sculptured Recyclables - Caroline Chisholm Courtyard, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2009-10 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2009 - Lismore Regional Gallery, and touring to Chifley Tower, Sydney
2009 Sculpture By the Sea - Bondi, Sydney
2009 Wandering The Wollondilly - Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2009 SLOT 5 Years 50 windows - Alexandria
2008 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2008 - Wentworth Gallery
2008 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2008 - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
2008 Peripheral Vision - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2007 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo
2007-08 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2007 - Dubbo Regional Gallery, and touring to Artspace Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2006-07 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2006 2006 ABN AMRO
200 2006 Australian High Commission, Singapore
2002 Bridging the Divide - Maitland City Art Gallery
2001 NSW T 2001 Waterways - Maitland City Art Gallery (Hunt 2001 Centenary of Federation - Maitland City 2000 Through the Looking Glass - Maitland C

 

 

PUBLIC MONUMENT:

2004 Goulburn: Design concept for monument to commemorate the First Australian Motorcycle

WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE:

PRIZE

2011 Veolia Environmental Services National Art Award - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2010 Weereewa Sculpture Prize 2010
2009 Windmill Trust Scholarship
2008 Jennifer Lamb Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship
2006 The Logos Award - ANU
2006 The Strathnairn Art Association Exhibition Award - ANU
2003 Wattle Time Drawing Prize - Cootamundra Soroptimist International Art Exhibition
2002 Goulburn Art Award - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2001 Winner: 3D Visual & Fine Arts - NSW TAFE Art & Design
2000 Maitland Tertiary Student Art Award - Highly Commended
1999 Newcastle Art Fringe Exhibition (Annual Art Prize for Emerging Artists) - Commended

COLLECTIONS:

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Artbank Australia
Bill Ferris Art Collection
Les Fallick Art Collection
Private Collections