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Luciano is a Melbourne based arts educator and multidisciplinary artist.  


Luciano lives and works on the lands of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation and acknowledges them as the Traditional Owners of the land, paying respects to their Elders, past and present.


Inspired by domesticity, traditions of storytelling and the interwoven relationship between society and fibre, his artistic practice explores aspects of human nature, the shared and differing experience of communities and the relationship between people and textile crafts.


Luciano has a deep interest in the embedded history of found, recycled and passed down materials. He seeks to intertwine the stories, symbolism, and memories of these items into new forms, building on the layers of existing materiality. Exploring various handcraft techniques, Luciano endeavours to link contemporary society with craft traditions through interactive experiences brought about through the integration of new media and video.

Luciano is currently developing the community arts project "Queer-ways" in collaboration with Georgia Keats and supported by the Australian Queer Archive.

 

Luciano is available for collaborations and commissions.

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Education
Completed
Institution
Qualification

2019

University of Melbourne

Masters of Teaching (Secondary)

  • First class honours

  • Methods of Visual Art and Design

2017

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

  • Specialisation in Photography

  • Completion of mentorship with Clemenger BBDO (2015)

  • New Colombo Plan recipient (2015)

  • Hong Kong (2015)  Branding Cities Study Tour

Selected Exhibition History
Year
Location
Exhibition

2021

Group Exhibition: Small Works Art Prize

2019

studioFive UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education, Melbourne, Victoria

Group Exhibition: TAP - SPACETIME

Brunswick Street Gallery

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2018

studioFive UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education, Melbourne, Victoria

Group Exhibition: Child+Adult Art Response Project - INSIDE|OUTSIDE

2018

studioFive UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education, Melbourne, Victoria

Group Exhibition: TAPFringe - Community: Becoming with

2020

Group Exhibition: A4 Art Australia 2020

Herring Island Gallery, Richmond, Victoria

2020

Group Exhibition: PAPER

Geelong Art Space, Geelong, Victoria

2020

Group Exhibition: Global Covid19 Quilt

Web Exhibition

Grants
Year
Publication
Article
Academic Articles

2020

Coleman, K., Hudson, AL., & Wells, J. Ways of being and doing art in SPACE

2021

Solo Exhibition: "Arts and Crafts"

Greater Dandenong Library, Dandenong, Victoria

Global Consciousness through the Arts: A Passport for Students and Teachers Edition 2

Year
Funding Body
Purpose

2021

Creative Victoria

Creative Workers Fund

Residencies
Year
Location
Purpose

Jan, 2021

July, 2019

Testing Grounds

MGSE, University of Melbourne

Testing Grounds Creative Development Program

HEPP Project - Youth Arts Workshop - Being with stories

May, 2020

City of Greater Dandenong

Remote Artist in Residency (rAiR)

2020

Sidney Myer Fund and Myer Foundation

National Assistance Program for the Arts

2021 Annual Art Grants

2021

City of Melbourne

2021

Solo Exhibition: Spinning Yarns (forthcoming)

City of Knox

Victorian Pride Centre

2021

Group Exhibition: Maker's Film Festival

Indian Ocean Craft Triennial

2021

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Workshops and Talks
Year
Institution
Purpose

2021

Workshop: The Stories that Connect Us 

City of Melton

Links to media I have featured in can be found in my Library

2020

Workshop: Being with stories

 

MGSE, University of Melbourne

2020

Craft Victoria

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Talk soon!

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