Artist Statement

In my arts practice I research relationships within communities, surveying the social and cultural identity in relation to place. The resulting hybrid art installations are a public platform for marginalized groups, they provide an opportunity share stories, point of views and individual world experience. Multi-layered stories and topics are conveyed by means of hybrid installations including the location and community participation as a primary element. Through these collaborations and resulting artworks I aspire to stimulate dialogue and increase understanding within our society.


Duke Albada has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the USA since 1998. Her site inspired artworks are commissioned by galleries, cultural organizations, sculpture shows, festivals, councils, architects and developers. Albada was a finalist at the prestigious Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award in Melbourne, Sculpture by The Sea in Sydney and had two collaborative artworks included in the Thessaloniki Biennale.


In 2010 Duke completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University, investigating Audience Engagement in Multisensory Art. She received an Architectural Design degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam in 1997. Graduating with public art projects. Duke trained in Video production at The Academy for Photography in The Hague till 1988 and worked for Dutch TV.


"You Are Here" will be screened as part of the 'Art at the Airport showcase' in Ballina. The video work is an artistic documentation of a personal road trip exploring the disparate connections between air travel and connection to land. 6 January - 2 March 2016
Art at the Airport showcase


Check out my Northern Rivers Gallery artist profile and travel blog here: nrcg-ballina-artist-profile-duke-albada

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