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Luke Mallie

Born in Brisbane, Luke Mallie is of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. His mother Annie, is from the Kuku Yalanji Nation, which covers the Mossman/Daintree area north of Cairns; and his father, Aaron, is from Kubin on Moa Island in the Torres Strait. Luke is the youngest of seven children. Luke grew up in Brisbane, but after completing a BA of Visual Art (majoring in painting) at the Queensland College of Art, he moved to Mackay where he now lives and works. Luke has worked as a graphic designer, web developer, and TAFE lecturer. He also paints commissioned artwork for small and large businesses, local schools, government organisations, and private buyers. Luke says his artistic style is contemporary, drawing his inspiration from graphic design, cartoons and caricature drawings, illustrations and expressive to photo-realism paintings, as well as the breadth of Indigenous art styles across Australia.

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Brisbane Studio

NEWFlames - Brisbane 2003-2008 NEWflames artist in residency pilot program began in Brisbane during 2002 as a new initiative of Campfire Group and Fire-works Gallery. This program offered emerging and post-emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with residencies and mentoring to experiment with new ways of thinking and working with their practice.

NEWflames Brisbane's program was supported by patron Ann Gamble Myer and managed by Michael Eather, Fire-works Gallery.

The following artists were awarded residencies during this period:

Tony Albert, Craig Koometta, Luke Cummins, Christine Christopherson, Jason Davidson, Andrea Fisher, Jenny Fraser, Roy McIvor, Marcia Murrungan, Archie Moore, Lily Campbell Napangardi, Bob Dixon Tjurpirulla, Janice Peacock Tjupurrula and Ian Waldron.