Luke Fowler (b. 1978, Glasgow, UK) is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow.
He was nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize for his exhibition ‘Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes’ at Inverleith House, Edinburgh. He has been the recipient of several prizes and awards including the Paul Hamlyn Award 2010, the Jarman Award in 2008 and the Dewar Prize in 2004.
His films explore the limits and conventions of documentary filmmaking, bringing together new and archive footage to create narratives with complex sets of historical and contemporary connections.
In 2010 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella were awarded the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums: commission to collect. Thanks to this generous investment, ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott’ by Luke Fowler was commissioned and co-acquired for the permanent collections of both galleries.
‘When I am engaging with a set of ideas or positions that are new to me, I don’t simply want to look in a mirror at my own reflection, but rather to have my views and position confronted and re-examined, in order to understand the world from a view that is unfamiliar to me. ‘
In our collection
Luke Fowler, Still from ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott‘, 2002, digital film
Related exhibitions & events
23 Jun - 14 Oct 2012