LAST Collective


Beth Arnold

Melanie Irwin

Katie Lee

Clare Rae

Hanna Tai


Notes on Light and Air (Shoreline Score)
Evidence of Life: MoreArt 2022
Melbourne Art Fair Project Room

Recent Work 2019-20

LIGHT: The Second LAST Collective Show 2017
The First LAST Collective Show 2016


Print set (blue stamp) 2017

Print set (black stamp) 2016

Artists’ works 

Artists’ publications


Light and Air and Space and Time (LAST) is an artist collective. Founding members Beth Arnold, Melanie Irwin, Katie Lee, Clare Rae and Hanna Tai have come together with shared affinities among their practices and a firm belief that independent artists don’t have to work alone.

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Katie Lee, Stool Thing and Hanging Thing 2016 (installation detail from The First LAST Collective Show)

The Collective’s name derives from a poem by Charles Bukowski, ‘air and light and time and space’ (1992). The poem undermines the idea of the ‘perfect’ conditions for creative work, and celebrates the potential for art to emerge from chaos and mess. The LAST artists harness this inherent contradiction in their practices, acknowledging the power held in small gestures – performed, captured, observed and shared.

LAST aims to facilitate events, exhibitions and activities in Melbourne and further afield.

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