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.
2006 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Honours
2012 Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
2013 Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2012 NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2011 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. SLOT, Alexandria, Sydney.
2011 East and West Art Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Gadens Lawyers, Skygarden Building, Sydney
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 2cube at Sherman Galleries, Sydney. Goulburn & District Arts & Crafts Centre
2003 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2002 Maitland City Council Chambers. Maitland City Art Gallery – Sculpture of the Month (August)
2001 Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle – Shop front window
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017 20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition - MAMA, Albury
2017 Woven in Winter - Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
2017 Pop UP Exhibition - IlluminARTe Wollondilly, Picton
2016 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize exhibition – Sydney Living Museums Foundation
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 Muzuem, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
2015 Object Urbanites - Maitland Regional Art Gallery
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
2012 Quiet Connections – Orange Regional Gallery. Goulburn Regional Art Award – GRAG
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, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie.
2010 RBS 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 Sculptured Recyclables – Caroline Chisholm Courtyard, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2009 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting, 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 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2007 - Dubbo Regional Gallery, and touring to Artspace Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2006 $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting for 2006
2006 ABN AMRO
2006 Australian High Commission, Singapore
2005 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
2005 Brisbane Art Fair – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
2005 Art Singapore – Suntec City, Singapore
2005 ABN AMRO 2005 Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO Tower, Sydney - Finalist
2005 Conrad Jupiter’s Art prize – Finalist - Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2004 Conrad Jupiter’s Art prize - Finalist - Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2004 Conversion - art in public sites in Goulburn - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2003 Conrad Jupiter’s Art prize – Finalist - Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2003 Roy De Mestre: Catalyst - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2002 Environmenta 2002 - Bowral NSW
2002 Bridging the Divide - Maitland City Art Gallery
2002 NSW TAFE Art & Design prize Exhibition – Touring exhibition NSW
2001 Woollahra Sculpture Prize - Finalist
2001 NSW TAFE Art & Design Prize Exhibition – Downing Centre, Sydney
2001 Environmenta 2001 - Moss Vale NSW
2001 Waterways - Maitland City Art Gallery (Hunter Region Collaborative Exhibition)
2001 Re-F-Use Exhibition - The Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2001 Centenary of Federation - Maitland City Art Gallery
2000 Through the Looking Glass - Maitland City Art Gallery
2000 Waste as Art Exhibition – The Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
IlluminARTe Wollondilly 2016
BEAMS arts festival Sydney 2016
BELCO50 Celebrating 50 years of Belconnen, 2016
IlluminARTe Wollondilly 2017
Great Southern Line Anzac Story (2015-2017) Southern Tablelands Arts project.
PRIZES AND AWARDS:
2016 ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 Arts NSW funding recipient
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
2003 Wattle Time Drawing Prize - Cootamundra Soroptimist International Art Exhibition
2002 Goulburn Art Award – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2001 3D Visual & Fine Arts - NSW TAFE Art & Design
2000 Maitland Tertiary Student Art Award
1999 Newcastle Art Fringe Exhibition (Annual Art Prize for Emerging Artists)
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Bill Ferris Art Collection
Les Fallick Art Collection
National and International Private Collections