Duke Albada is a highly qualified creative producer and professional artist. Besides creating hybrid art installations Duke photographs, coordinates community art projects, delivers cultural events and facilitates a range of creative workshops.
Duke’s arts practice is focused on researching relationships within communities, surveying social and cultural identity in relation to place. By means of collaborating with community members and the resulting artworks she aspires to stimulate dialogue and increase understanding within our society. Eco Art is the banner under which she creates art from natural materials, recycle and up-cycle.
Duke Albada has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the USA. She showcased her refuse fashion dregs2Diva in New York, had a six-channel video-work at Byron Bay Airport, was a finalist at the Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award, exhibited several times at Sculpture by the Sea and showed two collaborative artworks at Thessaloniki Biennale.
Duke’s education includes a MFA from Monash University, a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Rietveld Art Academy (NL), and has qualifications in photography, video and fashion. She is currently studying a Master in Art Therapy at La Trobe University.