Archives: Essays

The Tragedy of Bush Fires in Australia

Essay by Luke Foster “In terms of people who we call heroes – and I don’t tend to like that term, and firefighters don’t consider themselves heroes – but if you look at their job description, they are. Their job is to straight up save people.” Jesse Spencer I don’t know a lot about Australian […]

Humanising Conceptual Art

Essay by Luke Foster “In the studio, I don’t do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it’s making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever.”  Bruce […]

The Amazing NSW SES/ What does the SES Stand For? NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community.

Essay by Luke Foster “The 2022 eastern Australia floods were one of the nation’s worst recorded flood disasters with a series of floods that occurred from late February to early May in South East Queensland, the Wide Bay–Burnett and parts of coastal New South Wales.” Google Search During the floods in 2022 I was living in a studio apartment […]

Small Living Spaces

Essay by Luke Foster “The secret of happiness you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Socrates For my whole adult life, I have quite often lived in small living spaces both in Australia and abroad. Now that I finally got my own place, I am happy […]

I am a Popular Culture Freak

Essay by Luke Foster “I never really got nightmares from movies. In fact, I recall my father saying when I was three years old that I would be scared, but I never was.” Tim Burton I am an absolute popular culture freak including popular music such as rock and roll and pop and Hollywood movies […]

Comix Zines as an Art Form

Essay by Luke Foster “I wish my work would be recognized by a larger crowd of people as more art than be stuck with the cartoonist label for the rest of my life.”  Julie Doucet Normally I write essays that are accessible for people of all ages but this essay refers to comic zine and […]

Moving Home/ Gaston Bachelard/ The Poetics of Space

Essay by Luke Foster “I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”  ― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space When I was at art school in the nineties my sculpture lecturers told us all to read the French philosophers: Gaston Bachelard’s: The Poetics of Space […]

Chilling in Newtown at an Air BNB While Visiting Sydney for a Solo Show at Scratch Space Marrickville

Essay by Luke Foster “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 Bono My first solo exhibition in […]

Sustainable Logging in Australia/ I want a Win/Win Situation Between the Greenies and Loggers

Essay by Luke Foster “The loss of trees and other vegetation can cause temperature change, desertification, eating away, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases within the atmosphere, and a number of problems for indigenous people. Illegal logging drives deforestation, biodiversity loss and temperature change.”  Google People Also Ask I feel that cutting out logging in […]