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Master of Fine Arts (Research), VCA (University of Melbourne) (2017-18) - First Class Honours

Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), RMIT University (1999-2001)

Diploma of Fine Art, Newcastle Art School, Newcastle, NSW (1997–98)

Ron Hartree Art School, Newcastle, NSW (1995-97)


2023    Lake Views, Major Solo Exhibition, Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie yapang, NSW (May-July)

2022    Small Studies from The Lake Series, Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie yapang, NSW

2019    Inferior Interior, Sandbox Studios Melbourne, Brunswick, Melbourne 

2018    MFA Completion Seminar, VCA Artspace, Southbank, Melbourne

2017    When the Frame Looms Greater, Assembly Point - Creative Spaces, Southbank, Melbourne

2014    Not a Moment Too Loose, C3 Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne

2013    Grilling Fred Williams, Studio Project - Artery Co-op Studios, Northcote, Melbourne

2005    A Trace of Tinnitus, Clubs Project Inc., Fitzroy, Melbourne

2004    The Parochial Imperative, Bus Gallery, Melbourne

2003    Replay, Bus Gallery, Melbourne

2001    Static, Lonsdale Street Window, Bus Gallery, Melbourne

2001    128cm (Row Your Boat), Bus Gallery, Melbourne



2021    Sculpture at Red Feet Wines, King Valley VIC - curated by Ben Jenkins

2018    VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition,VCA, Southbank, Melbourne

2018    Universal Personal, VCA Artspace, Southbank, Melbourne

2011    Co-opting Pract­ice, Artery Co-op Studios as part of Impact 7 Conference, Northcote

2010    Light in Winter Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne – curated by Robin Archer

2009    Light in Winter Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne - curated by Robin Archer

2005    Welcome to Sydney, Sydney Non-Objective (SNO) Gallery, Sydney - curated by John Nixon

2004    Constructed Colour 4, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney – curated by Kyle Jenkins

2003    ICU (Intensive Care Unit), PANCH Hospital Site, Preston - Melbourne Fringe Festival

2002    Illumination (Collaboration), City of Melbourne Laneway Commission, Melbourne

2001    Christmas Boxes Exhibition, City Square, Melbourne - curated by Lyndal Jones

2001    RMIT Sculpture Graduate Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne

2001    Departure (Inaugural Exhibition), Bus Gallery, Melbourne 


2023    Finalist - 9x5 Landscape Prize, Waverly Woollahra Art School, Bondi

2022    Winner - Oil/Acrylics Painting Award, King Valley Art Show

2022    Semi-Finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

2022    Artist in Residence - Farm My School: Build a Farm in a Day Festival, Bellarine Peninsula, VIC

2022    Special Commendation - Geelong Arts Centre Creative Engine Grant, Geelong VIC   

2022    Artist in Residence - Lake House Artist Residency, Lake Macquarie NSW

2018    Winner - Fiona Myer Award, Masters Graduation Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts

2018    Faculty Small Grant Scheme, Victorian College of the Arts

2017    Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

2009    Runner Up - Collaboration Design Research (Team Harrison), RMIT Design Challenge, RMIT University 

2003    Winner - Best visual art exhibition (participant), ICU (Intensive Care Unit), Melbourne Fringe Festival

2002    Illumination, City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions, Melbourne

1998    Winner – Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle

1998    Runner Up – Emerging Artist Prize (Painting Section), Newcastle Fringe Festival, Newcastle


2020        Sessional Lecturer, Sculpture Elective, Sculpture Department, RMIT University

2019        Sessional Lecturer, Concepts and Constructions, Sculpture Department, RMIT University

2019        Sessional Lecturer, Installation, Sculpture Department, RMIT University

2013-21  Lighting designer for major public artworks

2002-13  Sculptor, fabricator, project manager, and artist assistant on large scale and public artwork

2001-13  Co-founder and board member of Artery Co-op (Helen Street, Northcote)

2004        Casual Lecturer, Sculpture, RMIT University

2004        Casual Lecturer, Sculpture, Chisholm Institute


Sue Beyer, How Your Practice Evolves: An interview with Luke Adams, Being An Artist Is..., Podcast, 2022.

Luke Adams, Supercharged Paintings Move Towards Light and Space, MFA Thesis, VCA, 2019

K Dovey, R Adams and D Jones, Urban Choreography, Melbourne University Press, 2018

Stuart Harrison Team, Smarter Stay, Smarter GoRMIT Design Research Institute, 2009

Kyle Jenkins, Constructed Colour Catalogue Essay, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 2006

METRO Sydney Morning Herald, Constructed Colour 4, Sep 24th, 2004

Dewi Cooke, Luke Adams Catalyst, RMIT University, 2001



City of Lake Macquarie

Private Collections



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