Luke Mallie

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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.

After spending several years in Mackay, Luke began studying a BA of Multimedia Studies at CQUniversity to build upon his artistic skills, to help him in his quest to own an art and design studio that will cater to a nationwide clientele that require professional, original and personalised art and designs.

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.