Louise Skačej’s work explores the intercept between interior and exterior landscapes, the physical and the emotional.
Commissions from over 30 years of professional practice comprise works for both private and public sectors, including Melbourne Zoo, St Kilda Esplanade, The Australian War Memorial as well as public parks and buildings. Other professional practice includes coordinating Architectural Ceramics at Monash University and establishing Aludean, a studio collaboration with Melbourne artist Dean Colls, that has produced many significant public artworks.
Recurring elements in Skačej’s work are the exploration of the complexities of culture, heritage and memory through the lense of her own immigrant background and her use of texture and tactility to elicit a physical response and invite the viewer into a personal moment of enquiry and experience.
Guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to communicate and a driving urge to share the creative process, Louise continues to explore ways of bringing the experience of art beyond the gallery wall and into everyday life.
Recent Public Art commissions include both imposing monumental and conversely intimately scaled works that interrupt the visual noise of urban cityscapes and invite the audience to new discoveries and ways of seeing the world.