Christopher McKenzie is founder and director of the emerging artist collective LMTD Space. He is a Gold Coast based visual artist who works with mixed media; incorporating acrylic, ink and aerosol into his vast array of work. With a Diploma of Graphic Design and a Certificate IV in Visual Art, Christopher still continues to extend his scholastic achievements and intends to top off his impressive tertiary education portfolio with a Bachelor of Digital Media, majoring in Fine Art, from Griffith University.
At his day job Christopher is a valued employee at Riot Art and Craft where he is versed in selling art supplies. However, more notably Christopher moonlights as one of the Gold Coast’s most active artists working alongside organizations such as Rabbit & Cocoon, Community Hart, J Vintage Retro, Gold Spaces and Bleach Festival. Christopher is helping to pioneer a massive change in the Gold Coast’s culture and art scene and has contributed to the growth of some prolific art galleries and events. Since his first exhibition at age sixteen, Christopher has been a finalist and winner in a number of visual and contemporary art competitions, and is an essential element of his local art scene. His passion for organizing live art shows and exhibitions in multiple cities has led to nothing short of success for this young artist.
“This year, in my time as student at Griffith University – Gold Coast, I have often doubted whether I would be considered a good student. However I have come to believe that what I lack in studiousness, I make up for in passion and pioneering. A good arts student shouldn’t necessarily be someone who just works endlessly in his or her studio, but someone whom is just as equally involved in the development of their wider community. Over the past twelve months, I have tried to develop and mentor artists by starting lmtdspace the collective as well as attending high schools to assist in the mentorship of emerging artists. I may not be the most diligent and attentive art student, however I definitely have one of the most well-rounded perspectives of art on the Gold Coast and its relationship to the community.”
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Gus Eagleton/ Co Founder
Gus Eagleton is a Brisbane based artist who started painting in 07’. Since then he has greatly broadened his knowledge through study and practise. Allowing him to diversify his skill set and moving him into multiple art forms. One being mural work, with his involvement in graffiti and street art this was the logical answer. And with that, the public has accepted him with great appreciation.Over the years Gus’s practise has been acknowledged through varies awards and opportunities such as the opportunity to exhibit in numerous exhibitions across Australia. As well as being asked to create commissioned work for varies clients.
In addition, Gus’s paintings are in numerous collections across Australia. Gus now continues to grow his knowledge, always taking it one step further. Gus should be watched carefully as he emerges into the art world, constantly moving on to bigger and better things.
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