Warwick Gow / Artlands 2023
Warwick Gow is a Sunshine Coast based artist, art worker and co-founder of LANTANA Space. My arts practice is primarily based in photography and installation, using the portrait to place local fringe culture within arm’s length of the mainstream. Destabilising notions of representation, elevating unique identities and that of the self by hijacking the thin veil of commercialism and elegantly smashing it against a DIY ethic. This ethos carries through into my approach as an arts worker as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Creative Development Team and into my emerging practice as an independent curator in a regional setting.