Lowana-Skye Davies. Artist Profile
I aim to create art that makes you feel different. More alive. More aware. More in touch with your human instincts and desires.
Lowana-Skye Davies is an emerging experimental Artist living and working with the unceded soil, water, and air of Yugambeh region, including the Kombumerri, Mununjali, Wangerriburra and paying respect to all First Nations elders past, present and future. Her growing body of work examines ideas surrounding eco-philosophy, intersectional feminism, decolonising futures and performance. Lowana’s work seeks to disrupt passivity and inspire real human connection.
Her hybrid practice interweaves performance art, installation, 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 site-specific contexts. Lowana’s practice is inspired by spaces and people, amusing and surprising moments, her immediate environment and performance artists Ana Mendieta, Judy Chicago, Cat Jones + Pony Express, Marina Abramovic, Clark Beaumont, Pina Bausch, Miriam Songster, and AES+F.
Lowana graduated with a Bachelor of Digital Media majoring in Studio Art at Queensland College of Art in 2017 and is currently studying a Masters of Philosophy at Queensland University of Technology. 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 titled Catching a Whiff supported by Gold Coast Arts and Culture, Situate Art in Festivals under the Generate Program.
She is also invested in continuing to create exciting new collaborative works for Umwelt Collective such as their most recent work mother (m0ther.online)