Celebrating Luke Edgar: The 6th Finalist of the 2024/05 Dubel Prize

The 2024/05 Dubel Prize by Damian Alexander Dubel has introduced us to a remarkable array of talent, and our 6th finalist, Luke Edgar, is no exception. Luke's unique fusion of large-scale steel, traditional oil painting techniques, and tattooing into paint and metal results in art that is both bold and intimate, confronting and captivating.


 A Day of Artistic Endeavour's


The day of Luke Edgar's finalist event was nothing short of spectacular. It began with a visit to the Yamaha store, where Luke dropped off two of his stunning pieces for display. The fusion of his art with Yamaha's sleek aesthetic created a striking visual synergy that left everyone in awe.


Next, we headed to the Home Grown Members Club for an exclusive interview with Kemi Rodgers. In this intimate setting, Luke shared insights into his creative process and the inspiration behind his innovative techniques. His passion for blending traditional and modern methods was evident, and it was fascinating to hear about the meticulous process of tattooing into metal and paint.


 An Evening of Art and Elegance


As evening approached, the Red Eight Gallery was transformed into a sophisticated venue ready to welcome guests for Luke's event. The ambiance was perfect, with guests being greeted by glasses of Prosecco courtesy of The Emissary. The gallery buzzed with excitement as attendees mingled and admired Luke's powerful artwork.

  The evening featured heartfelt speeches from Luke himself and representatives from Center Point, our chosen partner for the event. Their words highlighted the importance of art in fostering community and supporting meaningful causes. The atmosphere was further enriched by live music performances and a DJ set, creating a vibrant and memorable experience for everyone present.


Looking Forward


Luke Edgar's event was a true celebration of art and creativity. His innovative techniques and the emotional depth of his work left a lasting impression on all who attended. As we look forward to the next finalist event, we carry with us the inspiration and energy from this incredible evening. The Dubel Prize continues to shine a spotlight on extraordinary artists like Luke, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for him and his fellow finalists.


Stay tuned for more updates and join us in celebrating the incredible talents that make the Dubel Prize such a prestigious and exciting event!