Alasdair McLuckie

mother’s exhibitions:
Alasdair McLuckie
The Birth of Form

16 February – 1 April 2017

Ramsay Art Prize 2021 Finalist Exhibition 
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
22 May – 22 August 2021

Alasdair McLuckie
The Razor Sharp False Eyelashes of the Gods 
Alaska Projects, Sydney
10 – 25 August 2018

Alasdair McLuckie
Making Zulma/Making Zulma/Feelings

Bus Projects, Melbourne
5 – 29 July 2017

Alasdair McLuckie
Nine times modern man and moon
Siegfried Contemporary in collaboration with
mother’s tankstation
13 October – 15 December 2015

Alasdair McLuckie
LISTE 20, Basel
June 2015

Born 1984, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne


2007 BA Fine Art, Painting, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2004 Dip. Visual Art, RMIT University, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

OK, Murray White Room, Melbourne
The Honeyed Moon Works on paper 2009 – 2019, Murray White Room, Melbourne
The razor sharp false eyelashes of the godsAlaska Projects, Sydney
As A Young Snail, A Middle Aged Snail, And An Old Snail, I Was Not A Fast Worker, Murray White Room, Melbourne 
Making Zulma/Making Zulma/Feelings
, Bus Projects, Melbourne
The Birth of Form, mother’s tankstation, Dublin

Alasdair McLuckie, Ten Cubed, Melbourne
Doubles, Artspace, Ideas Platform, Sydney
Jungle Paintings, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Moods, The Young, Wellington
Nine times modern man and moon, Siegfried Contemporary, in collaboration with mother’s tankstation, London
House of Joy/Hello Ladies, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne
Two lovers sit on a beach dreaming at the night sky as the waves wave hello to their eternal moon friend, who smiles and waves right back, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Cosmic Soul Sugar, Studio 12 Gertrude Street Contemporary, Melbourne
Alasdair McLuckie, Ten Cubed, Melbourne
The Method, Turner Galleries, Perth
Pink Lions, Murray White Room, Melbourne
The Sun as my Witness, West Space Gallery, Melbourne
Fields of Ecstasy, Murray White Room, Melbourne
The Highest Mountain Peaks, Right before Dawn, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
Laelia and the Seasons, West Space Gallery, Melbourne
The Hill Dwellers, TCB art inc., Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

Art et al X Cromwell Place: Season One, Cromwell Place, London
Ramsay Art Prize 2021 Finalist Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Papier-mâché, Missing Persons, Melbourne
Uptown, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
Paul Guest Prize Finalist Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
TwentyOne_004, TwentyOne, Sydney
The Grey Zone, Artbank, Melbourne
Drawing Folio 3: Abstraction, Blockprojects, Melbourne
Flat Earth Society, Closed on Monday Virtual Gallery, Cement Fondu, Sydney
Still Life Pt. II, Verge Gallery, Sydney
In Bloom, SPRING1883, Melbourne
2018 Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Spring Syllabus
, J Hammond Projects, London
9 X 5 NOW, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Group05, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

So far, Ten Cubed, Victoria
Percy Grainger: In the Company of Strangers, The Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Melbourne
Gertrude Studios 2014 Part Two, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Five Perspectives, The Young, Wellington
In Free Circulation, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Gertrude Studios 2013, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Theatre of the World, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Everyday, Murray White Room, Melbourne
After Prima Post Vera, Australia Council, Sydney
10 Years: 30 Residencies, Turner Galleries, Perth
Preview 13, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Art & Australia Collection 2003-2013, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart
Group 04, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
The Five Obstructions, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
Primavera 2010, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Fremantle Arts Centre & Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart
Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Dream Weavers, Cast Gallery, Hobart
RBS Emerging Artist Award, RBS Tower, Sydney
Leper / Messiah, Neon Parc, Melbourne
Melbourne Connection, Museum of Leon, Mexico
The Devolution Project, West Space Gallery, Melbourne & The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
Rookie, Deloitte, Sydney
Brothers and Sisters of the Pale Forest, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

Selected Bibliography

O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘The Birth of Form’, mother’s annual 2017

Poulton, Hannah-Rosanne, ‘Alasdair McLuckie | Debut at Siegfried Contemporary’
A Taste For Art, October
2015 Rule, Dan, ‘In the Galleries’, The Age, July
Edmond, Maura, ‘Hello Ladies/ House of Joy at Chapter House Lane’, Primer, July
Himmelsbach, Sabine, ‘Alasdair McLuckie: Untitled, 2015’, Basler Zeitung, June
Morelli, Naima, ‘Modernism on Gertrude’,, October
Rule, Dan, ‘In the Galleries’, The Age, July
Wise, Kit, ‘Future Primitive’, Frieze, Issue 162, July
Rule, Dan, ‘Future Primitive at Heide’, Broadsheet Melbourne, June
‘Ten Australian Artists to Watch in 2014’, BlouinArtInfo, June
Rule, Dan, ‘Alasdair McLuckie Feedback Loops’, Vault Magazine, April
Rule, Dan, ‘A modern take on primitive’, Sunday Morning Herald, 7 December
Leahy, Catherine, ‘Melbourne Now: Alasdair McLuckie’, National Gallery of Victoria, November
Michael, Linda, ‘Future Primitive’, Catalogue text, Heide Museum of Modern Art, November
Fliedner, Kelly, ‘Art & Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award’,
Art & Australia, Vol 50, Issue 1
Rule, Dan, ‘Alasdair McLuckie: Pink Lions’, The Age, 5 May
Rainforth, Dylan, ‘Space’, The Age, May
Kidd, Courtney, ‘Debutantes’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, June – August
Stanton, Elizabeth, ‘Cream of the Crop’, Art Guide Australia, Issue 67, Sept – October
Dyer, Katie, ‘Primavera 2010: Delicious Industry’, Primavera Catalogue Text
Frost, Andrew, ‘A Snapshot of the Now’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 52, July – September
Rule, Dan, ‘Around the Galleries’, The Age, May
Crawford, Ashley, ‘Leper/Messiah’, Australian Art Review, Issue 18, Feb – April
Feary, Mark & Maidment, Simon, The Devolution Project Catalogue Text

Grants, Residencies and Awards

Finalist, Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Finalist, Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

Artist in Residence, Artspace, Sydney
Artist in Residence, The Young, Wellington
Dr. David & Margery Edwards Trust
Ian Potter Cultural Trust
International Studio & Curatorial Program, Residency Program, New York Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency, Melbourne
Qantas SOYA Visual Art Award
Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award
Artspace Residency, Sydney
Australia Council New Work Grant
Turner Galleries Art Angels Residency, Perth
Veolia Primavera Acquisitive Award
Melbourne City Council Arts Project Grant
Melbourne City Council Young Artist Grant

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