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Luke John Campbell and Second Echo Ensemble artist in residence and gallery activation


An exploration of the changing understandings of life by 26 contemporary artists.

Start Date

Sept 8, 2022

End Date

Oct 8, 2022


Plimsoll Gallery

Black and white photograph of Luke performing against a black background. The image is of Luke's head and shoulders and taken using a long exposure,  showing movement

Image credit: Dan Cripps

Luke John Campbell and Second Echo Ensemble
artist in residence and gallery activation.

Lunchtime Activations

Through the month of September, Luke John Campbell and collaborators Alex Moss and Matthew Fargher will be in residence within the BRIDGE exhibition.

They will activate the exhibition each week in a series of action research experiments, ceremony and performance.

Patrons are invited to join them in the Plimsoll Gallery each Wednesday and Thursday between 1-3pm.

This presentation of the BRIDGE is part of MOTION SENSOR, a new multi-year creative laboratory series of experimental visual art and performance programs, exploring how artists navigate the complexities of fixed domains.

The bridge is the space between two mirrors
You come in and go out of the mirrors
It is dark .It is loud. It is cold
It smells of metal and glass
The multiverse of the world we are in
It is our virtual reality
We will surrender. To the void in us
To the static living somewhere
We will see and feel . Something. Someone
-Luke John Campbell-

The BRIDGE is the second work in a trilogy of cross art form investigations. Inside an avatar, surrounded by darkness and witnessed only as a reflection, Luke is exploring the conceptual space between who we think we see and our expectations of them. Viewers will question what and who they are seeing and consider whether they judge a book by its cover.

Lead Creatives:
Luke John Campbell, Matthew Fargher, Jason James, Alex Moss, Bryony Geeves

Performance Space NSW, Tasdance, Constance ARI, Rosny College, Rosny Barn, University of Tasmania,Taiko Drum. This project is made possible through the generous support of Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania and RANT Regional Arts, Sidney Myer Fund, Healthy Tasmania, Creative Hobart, Westpac Foundation, Aussie Broadband

Book opening performances

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements. We have AUSLAN and audio describers ready to go but need to know when you are coming so that we can plan. Please indicate your requirements at checkout. Don't hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call. We honour all companion cards.
Please note this performance will include strobe-like lighting and strong themes.


Each year, we invite artists and creative practitioners to present a current work in development, experimenting across art forms, revealing to us their practices of code-switching and navigating the complexities of containers that simultaneously hold us but also contain us. Through a series of cross-art form investigations, artists in this iteration of MOTION SENSOR interrogates institutional inertias, gender  generalisations, cultural cacophonies, and people perceptions.

Artists: Luke John Campbell, Stephanie Jack, and Dexter Rosengrave.

Curators: Jane Barlow and Caine Chennatt


8 September - 8 October 2022
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays