Light and Air and Space and Time (LAST) is an artist collective. Founding members 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.

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.


First LAST Collective Studio Exhibition  
10–11 December 2016