Lowana-Skye Davies. Artist Profile
Lowana is an emerging Artist living and working on the Gold Coast. Her growing body of work examines ideas surrounding feminism, the environment and the politics of performance. Her practice spans performance art, contemporary circus, dance and digital media.
Lowana is invested in creating social, cultural and political change through her art practice and works across a number of platforms including contemporary art, dance and circus. Lowana’s practice is inspired by spaces and people, amusing and surprising moments, her immediate environment and performance artists Ana Mendieta, Marina Abramovic, Clark Beaumont, Pina Bausch, Circa, Ockham’s Razor, The Farm and AES+F.
Lowana graduated with a Bachelor of Digital Media majoring in Studio Art at Queensland College of Art in 2017. She has presented live, solo and collaborative works across Australia including at Gold Coast City Gallery, WhiteBox Gallery, The Walls Art Space, End of the Line Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Glitter Festival, Two-High Festival, The Western Australian Circus Festival and Bleach Festival. In 2017 Lowana was part of the Navigate Young Artist development program and Level Up studio residency funded by the Gold Coast City Council. She has a new body of work which was realized during a Winter 2017 residency and solo exhibition at The Walls Art Space. Lowana is a cast member for The Circus Corridor (www.thecircuscorridor.com) and performed in The Rising at the Commonwealth Games Festival 2018. Two of her recent video works was also shown in The Local Loops and The Night Watch during Festival 2018.
Lowana is currently working on research and development for a new work, working title, What Does Loneliness Smell Lke? Supported by Gold Coast Arts and Culture, Situate Art in Festivals under the Generate Program. You can read about this research in Lowana's blog.