Archives: Performance, Installation Art and Sculpture

World Peace and Saving the Elephants

Video and Photos by Yannick Soyez “Only through compassion and inner peace, can one spread peace in the world. Inner peace leads to a peaceful individual and then this peaceful individual can build a peaceful family, then a peaceful community, then a peaceful world,” Dalai Lama I think if anyone can mediate peace in the […]

Sorry Day Unpacked Essay from Mothers Love Book of Essays

Video by Luke Foster shot by Yannick Soyez Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, 13 February 2008: “We apologise for the laws and policies of successive Parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.” I won’t write much about this essay reading as its all pretty self-explanatory.

Dressed as a Spaceman in Front of the Big Prawn/ Intelligentsia

Performance by Luke Foster and Video/Photography by Yannick Soyez “Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.”  Edward de […]

Retro Art/ Lesser Works from Art School

“Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.” Dalai Lama This work is mainly lesser works from art school days. My favourite was a rickety wooden and steel sculpture I made about the loss of my best friend Nick Cuttell […]

Tranquillity and World Peace Through Inner Peace

Video by Luke Foster “I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion.” Dalai Lama The best way to have inner peace is by being tranquil. I had a breakthrough today as usually while I beach walk, I listen to pop and rock music but yesterday […]

Making a Drawing and Video Installation for my Friends in America titled: Things and People I Like About America/ However the Main Component Was a Book of Original Drawings but I Was Sad When I Finished as Due to my Lack of Drawing Skills the Portraits Weren’t Flattering/ Sorry

An Installation by Luke Foster “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”  Barack Obama I was going to add the art joke: No more fat and felt about trying not to imitate one of my favourite artists the German Joseph Beuys who used fat and […]

Chthonian Meets Compassion

Kirra Hill Exhibition “I always hold out hope. Mediation is an opportunity for each side to present their case, and for us to get back to the table again.” Ron Weber I had a realization today as I gave some stuff yesterday but it wasn’t coming from my heart. Perhaps true giving and compassion is […]

Am I Going in Circles?

Exhibition at Murwillumbah Library: March-April “To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision […]

Joseph Beuys Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam

Beach Performance “To be a teacher is my greatest work of art. The rest is the waste product, a demonstration. If you want to express yourself you must present something tangible. But after a while this has only the function of a historic document. Objects aren’t very important any more. I want to get to […]

Blue Mountains Hand Drawn T-shirts Project

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.“ Alan Alda   Since being at the current residency in the Blue Mountains I hit the ground running as I had three or four ideas before I […]

Conceptual Art Mash Up

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama This art exhibition at Kirra Hill Community centre gallery is a mash up of mediums, ideas, and styles. Mash up is usually a term used to describe mixing up different songs to […]

Getting Covid at the Big Ci

Drawing The Large Jacobean Ruff and Covid Mask Portraits “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” “The way to change other’s minds is with affection and not anger.” “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” “An open heart is an open mind.” Dalai […]